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After the Present Tense — Loss and Language

My dad was a big fan of the Rolling Stones. He didn’t start to dislike them though, he did pass away.

Death always comes unexpectedly. From one second to another someone ceases to exist and it’s hard for words to keep up with that, especially the tense you use to talk about them. Talking about my dad in the present tense…



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Emma Kemp

Writing about mental health, personal development & relationships. Love cats & birds.