How do I honour my friend?
February 27, 2013 1:13 PM Subscribe
My friend died last week. We had been living in different countries for the past few months; we were still in contact up until a few weeks ago. His death was sudden and unexpected. He was far too young to die. I can't go to any of the memorials (he was one of those people who knew like, thousands of people, so people seemingly everywhere on earth are doing stuff) and I won't be going to the funeral. I didn't know his family and even though we were roommates, we had very few friends in common.
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper to human relations (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
What can I do by myself as a way to say goodbye to him? I'm sending condolence cards to his family, but I want to actually do something because I feel so removed from everything. Is there any kind of ritual I can do that I can do to commemorate his life and celebrate the time we spent together? For example, when Heath Ledger died I watched the Brothers Grimm. But clearly, Heath Ledger meant much, much less to me than my friend. I will be doing this solo.