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November 4, 2009
Regret. Avoidable? When it comes to blood - and your brother passes away and you realize you didn't know him. It's so easy to whip around thoughts of who were you? Beating oneself up is so not cool, but there's that nagging wish that I knocked harder on the iron walls he built around himself and that the only birthday I forgot was the year he died. Comfort that there are siblings and parents left, and we can be inconvenienced more, knock, ask questions and appreciate every taken for granted thing at least 10% more. So, yes, some regret is avoidable.