The Importance Of Death In My Life

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Experiencing hard times is something that human beings endure at some point in their life: Death being one of them. Death affects everyone, whether it is a family member, a close friend, or even a pet, losing someone or something is still a hardship that is never easy to encounter. Gustave Flaubert said, “A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies”. I could not agree more with this quote. Dealing with the loss of a friend so close to you, takes a part of you away as well. No parent should ever have to bury his or her own child and no thirteen year old should have to face such a loss at a young age, however, on April 21, 2011, my whole life changed. Spring break 2011 I went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with my family for vacation. …show more content…

Everyone ordered food except Kelly and I because we didn’t have any money. Because McDonald’s was so close to my house, we decided to ride our bikes back and get money from my dad since he had just gotten home. We got to my house and my dad gave me money for both of us to eat, he even asked if we wanted him to drive us there so we did not have to ride back, but since it was such a nice day we chose to ride our backs back. We then hopped back onto our beach cruisers and headed back towards McDonald’s. We waited at the crosswalk to cross the street. After crossing Cedar Road and heading towards our destination, it was then that Kelly had realized she had dropped her phone at the crosswalk light on the other side of the street, and it was then that my whole life would change in a matter of …show more content…

The road seemed to be clear, there were no cars coming so Kelly started to cross the street. In a blink of an eye, I watched my best friend, the person that was always there for me, the one that could always make me laugh and cheer me up in second, get hit by a car. I witnessed it all, I could not grasp what had just happed, it seemed so unimaginable, so surreal, and I could not believe it. She flew up into the air, so lifeless and clueless onto what had just happened. I tried to run over to her, but before I knew it a woman was grabbing me while her husband ran to Kelly to check her vitals to see if she was still alive. Within minutes the police and ambulance showed up. The woman that had grabbed me was holding me and trying to keep me calm in her car. Eventually the police had asked for me and were questioning me to see if I knew what exactly had happened, to see if I was okay. I was not okay, I was confused, hurt, scared. I did not know what to do or what I was supposed to comprehend or say to

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  • Opines that death affects everyone, whether it is a family member, close friend, or even pet. flaubert said, "a friend who dies, it’s something of you."
  • Describes how they pleaded with their parents to leave their vacation early so they could hang out and spend time with friends at home. after many hours and days, their best friend, kelly, and they talked everyday.
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