So like I said, my grandfather on my mother’s side of the family passed away on Monday. The funeral is early next week but it’s interstate, obviously my family want me to go but… Well airfares, bus fares, food, accomodation, I just don’t think it’s possible right now. As silly as it sounds, the timing is terrible and I would have liked more notice, but I guess that’s the thing about death, it doesn’t really plan itself.

I never quite understood the point of funerals, I mean I don’t need to see the deceased in a casket to understand or appreciate the reality of the situation. I would prefer to remember my Pa the way I remember him now, alive. I’m not sure how to tell my family that I won’t be in attendance without offending them, I suppose that’s my biggest problem with this whole thing.