wake to remember II

Sometime during the wake my older cousin, Lauren, just started crying and wouldn’t stop. I went over to her, sat next to her, and put my head on her shoulder until she calmed down.
“I love you, Luke.â€? She told me.
“Sometimes almost magic,â€?
After the service we went out to eat. We choked down our tears with dinner and dessert.
That night, as I went to bed, I tried not to cry so hard. I knew Katharine was in heaven. I knew she wouldn’t want me to cry.
I closed my eyes and dreamed of heaven.
“Sad and beautiful lifeâ€?

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