A List Of People Who Have Died
I keep near my computer a list of people I knew from my 18 years in Cincinnati who have died since I moved to Houston in 1998. With a recent addition, the list is now up to 18.
Since I was involved in politics in Cincinnati, some get write-ups in the paper when they die. One man I knew fairly well, John “Four Days” Mirlisena, was an elected official who just a few years before would have been well-recognized on the streets of Cincinnati.
Others are people I knew in my private life. I get word of their deaths through friends.
This might appear morbid. Maybe it is morbid. Yet I don’t see it as such.
Bryan said—“The individual is but an atom, he is born, he acts, he dies….”
I go with that to an extent. We are here, we have our time and then we are gone.
I find this list helps me focus on the importance of the relationships I have in life. It helps me accept the reality of change.
I find it helps me accept life in general.