how they go

by mandaceehb

They don’t all go like they do in the movies, with a massive explosion in a moment of self-sacrifice. They go quietly, in their little lives of bravery and small selfless acts. They don’t go in front of a weeping crowd, but in the solace of a tight circle of loved ones; in peace. They go inconspicuously, slipping away as seamlessly as taking another breath without knowing it is their last. And they go, with the deepest hope, that their regrets have not outdone the lives they’ve led.