On Saturday last week my brother and I attended a memorial service for a second cousin once removed.
She was 24.
Death is sad.
Death of young people, death of children before their parents is tragic.
There were approximately 150 people milling about. Seemingly lost in the reality of the situation. Because of her age, there were many of her peers in attendance. Unlike the same service may have been for someone who has lived 70...80...or more years.
For them it was a sad and tearful occasion.
For me and my brother it reminded us of when our friend died at 22. For us that time was the same as this day.
Life moves forward. Time marches on.
However, our memories remain and theirs will too.