A Few things I learnt from the Last Funeral I Attended.

I refrained from crying at the last internment i attended – the pool of tears on my mountain of mourning, was a validation of rain from a cloud of bereavement.

I learnt a few things from the funeral:

  1. Funerals are not eternal neither is life.
  2. Life is a voyage – intercepted only by eternity.
  3. Crying is not a function of weakness – it’s a show of humanity.
  4. The weak do not cry cause it takes strength to let down tears.
  5. You don’t learn how to cry – you are born with data of emotions.
  6. Know what is worth your tears, then cry shamelessly.
  7. Cry like all your life depends on the occurrence.
  8. When you cry, do not lose your strength – Athena is not a memorial to anything.
  9. Everything that makes us cry happen in life.
  10. You don’t prepare to cry – the days of misery will find everyone.
  11. Funerals are not the only place where we cry.
  12. There is a place where we would all cry – this is not an Anathema.
  13. Summit and low places - mud shelters and glass houses. There is a package of tears for everyone, everywhere.
  14. Crying is not a respecter of person, place or status.
  15. Do not become inconsolable.
  16. You don’t cry over everything – you lose the valuation of tears and become a crybaby.
  17. Be thankful. Your misery is rainbow to some - those who reside on the mount of tragedy.

Freelance Writer | Teenage Life Coach | Christ Lover

Freelance Writer | Teenage Life Coach | Christ Lover