Photo assignment

So Ceili Fey had an assignment that, admittedly, I kind of put off for a few days. She was supposed to bring in one or two pictures of something important in her life. I already figured I knew what she’d want to take. I was right. She wanted to take the picture of Elias in the casket, and also a picture of him a couple of months prior when she had done goofy things with his hair.

Looking at the other picture was so difficult for me. I tried so hard not to break down and cry but I just couldn’t help it. He didn’t even look real lying there in that casket. He looked like some bizarre doll… I digress.

She showed the pictures today in class. She told me that after she showed Elias in the casket, one of her friends told her that he hoped she could see Elias again someday. I don’t think she really knew what to say to him. I certainly didn’t know what to say to her. I don’t know that I believe it’s possible. I just don’t know what I believe now.