Death is something that comes with life
BY COLLIN LOY, EMILY HARVEY, AND MEGHAN MALONEY ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014
It is inevitable that no matter how great of a life we live here on Earth, it will end in death. And yet, as common and natural as death is, it is still hard to talk about. People are eager to talk about the beginning of life, but we avoid the discussion of death at all costs.
As only seniors in high school, we might think death becomes an easier topic for our parents, grandparents, etc. But as we look around, they seem just as upset and uncomfortable as we do. It has always been a touchy subject that stops everyone in their tracks, regardless of their ties.
We believe that when our loved ones die, the majority of them go to Heaven, but that doesn’t make us miss them any less. The loss of any loved one or friend can be a heavy load. Each death is hard to bear, no matter how many times you’re reminded that “they’re in a better place.”
When the funeral is over and you’ve given your condolences to the family, it’s easy to never speak of that person again. Not because you don’t miss them, but because speaking of someone who has “passed” is tough.
Over the past few months, the Rampant nation has lost some that were near and dear to our Rose family. Our faculty and staff have especially been affected as we lost (so and so), Mrs. Micheletto’s daughter over the summer, former voice of the Rampants, Stanley Lea Jr., one of our former English teachers, Bob Alexander, and staff and faculty members.
These deaths came as a blow to our faculty and staff, even though many students did not know them. And there are many other deaths that each of you are faced with that we and your classmates may never know about.
Death, if you really think about it, is a strange thing. And one of the worst parts of it is that it can happen at any time, especially when we least expect it. Although it will never get any easier to talk about, death is all around us. It has surrounded us from the moment we were born and will never leave us. But don’t let this depress you. Instead, realize how fragile life is. And live your life in such a way that, after you die, people will only remember you positively.