I came to a realization this weekend. Illness is a force that causes people to step out of time. Mostly, this affects the ill person. For example, the flu can knock a person down and out of life for a few days. But, if an illness is serious enough, it can also cause the people around the sick person to step out of time too.
It’s a brief realization, I know, and I’m not ready to discuss how I’ve come to this realization yet, but will in due time.