The Last Journey

“Later that afternoon I sat with Dad and answered work emails as the Golf Channel soothed in the background. He stirred and opened his eyes, looking simultaneously at me and right through me.

Your loved one may talk about taking a journey, the guidebook said. They may express worry or anxiety about being prepared.

‘Are my bags packed?’ my Dad asked, his voice clear.

‘Yes, Daddy,’ I said, my voice trembling. ‘You’re all packed and ready to go.’

‘I wish I knew where the hell I was going,’ he said.

‘I don’t know, Daddy,’ I said slowly, trying to think of something helpful to say. ‘But I bet it’s really nice there.’”
— You should probably save this piece for when you have a few moments to yourself.

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