At first, the deceased were the age of my grandparents and parents. Now they’re my age, too.
It’s sobering news. Reminds me to take nothing for granted. And reminds me of these lines from Billy Collins’ poem, “Obituaries”:
And all the survivors huddle at the end
under the roof of a paragraph
as if they had sidestepped the flame of death.
[Death in the Sickroom by Edvard Munch.]