The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111462   Message #2347805
Posted By: gnu
23-May-08 - 03:51 PM
Thread Name: Why 'When I'm Gone'?
Subject: RE: Why 'When I'm Gone'?
Not to be morbid, but, often, when it appears that a situation indicates an impending death, it's only polite not to acknowledge it out of respect for the soul in jeopardy. Much moreso for "others close".

I visited someone very near and dear to me today. At one point, he and I shared a private moment, "away from the eyes of others". We looked into each others eyes for all of ten seconds, never spoke a work, and said volumes. He knows. And I know. But, to acknowledge it any manner is not fair to "others"... at least until death is imminent.

An extreme case, perhaps. But, in many instances, it IS the case.