It's Been a Few Months

...since Miss Watson died. Found murdered in her bedroom, God how horrible is that? It's surreal to think how somebody who was kind and sweet could die like that, and I don't know if I've totally moved past it. I know that Norman hasn't, and I'm worried because he's still so distraught. He visits her grave all the time! It's one thing to grieve, but I feel like this is something else entirely. It's not healthy... It's kind of weird.

I want to approach him about it but I don't know how. First off, he's always in his basement doing taxidermy, and that doesn't seem like the optimal time to bring up death and grieving. And even if I did have an opening to bring it up, how would I do it? Tell him to "get over it"? That just feels callous.

A lot of people were crying at the funeral, but he was full-on sobbing, to the point that people started staring. I realized that was the first funeral he's been to since his dad died, which still isn't all that long ago. He's had a real rough stretch lately, and I'm not blaming him for feeling this way. I'm just worried that he won't be able to move past this.

It's summer, he's a high schooler! He should be outside, or going to the movies, or staying out late! I want to see him laughing and joking again, even if he isn't that funny. As eye-roll inducing as they are, I would love to hear one of his awful, awful puns. The worst:

"Have you heard all the news about corduroy pillows? They're making all the headlines."

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At least I'd get to see him crack a smile when he tells it. Does anybody have any ideas how I can help him get over this?

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