She couldn’t catch her breath.
“This is what a panic attack feels like!” her mind echoed in her silence.
All the noises around her; but, she couldn’t hear.
Only the presence of her outraged core had her attention.
Not a single person held space with empathy.
Very few extended condolences, cold, shallow and obligatory of course.
She was outragged. All the judgemental eyes looked in her direction.
He didn’t want her there. It wasn’t “their” kind of place! She felt that, every single minute that passed.
Even after life, he spoke right to her truth.
The service started. She hid in the back, afraid she’d make a scene she couldn’t take back.
Mumbled and muffled, the Pastor was saying things… But she didn’t listen.
She couldn’t hear past the anger she carried!
Then, in a few slip seconds, she heard
“He was a brother and a Son”.
And she snapped!…
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