Today is the birthday of someone I know who passed away more than a year ago. She was like a grandmother to me, and showed me how to live with an open mind and open heart, as well as instilling in me a love of German literature, the subject she taught for many years.
I think of her often, and don’t need my iCal to remind me that, if she were still alive, then I would’ve been congratulating her today. If she were alive, then many things would be different!
Do you delete the contact information of loved ones who have passed away? (That’s not a rhetorical question! – I’m curious.) I was going to say that it’s an issue belonging to the digital age, but that’s not so. Before technological aids, there were still address books and calendars to remind us of these things, as if we could forget!