I found myself nodding the whole way through.
A chuckle of resonance when I read you went traveling for your 21st.
Your friends not allowing you to skip the celebrations.
A lump in my throat when you wrote about the list of names. Powerfully reminding us humans are behind the numbers.
Beautiful message entwined in your piece.
Thanks for being you.
PS although I liked to run away from the centre of attention Birthday bashes, I did celebrate my 40th last year with a mass of people. I loved seeing their faces having fun. Some faces I hadn’t seen for decades.
The memories shared are pure gold. I truly hope those grieving a loss are able to embrace physically and remember together soon.