Here Lies

“Here lies an atheist. All dressed up and no place to go,” says Dad.

I’m home for Thanksgiving.


“Here lies a lawyer and an honest man. Two men buried in the same grave,” he says.

Mum makes us dinner at her place and comments on how sweet her ex-husband has become in his old age.


“Here lies my wife, here let her lie, for she’s at peace, and so am I,” Dad says.

Grateful am I.


About Morbid Optimist

My name is Katryna Mary Brooke Ormiston. I am 35 years old and after living in Vancouver for a decade, I am returning home to my 81 year old father’s hobby farm on Vancouver Island to care for him in the final stages of his life. This blog is to document my journey, process my experiences along the way and hopefully share and feel connected to a community beyond the three and a half acres I find myself on. A message in a bottle in the cyber-sea.
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One Response to Here Lies

  1. jessie says:

    such simple sweetness.

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