Friday, 06 April 2012 09:48

The winds continued to blow, the sun continued to shine

Written by  Kamal Shah
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The guy in the car at the traffic signal continued to honk. People continued to rush to work.

Not one thing changed because Chandrashekhar died.

The smiling 20-something year old on dialysis finally lost his battle with kidney disease. It struck me as weird that I was at a party that evening. It struck me as weird that people around me were all having a ball. The cake was cut. Snacks were served. There was laughter all around.

Not one thing changed even though Chandrashekhar died.

For Chandrashekhar, it was the end. That was it. There was no more. His entire life had ended. For the management at his dialysis center, his name got added to a report. A certain count got increased by one. And everyone moved on.

Not many of us realize how the world simply continues to function even after someone dies. After someone I have known dies, I find it very strange that birds continue to fly in the sky as if nothing has happened. People on the road go about their daily chores like nothing has changed.

For the individual however, it is all over.

As I keep hearing about one loss after another, all I feel is lead in my heart.


Kamal Shah

Kamal Shah

Hello, I'm Kamal from Hyderabad, India. I have been on dialysis for the last 13 years, six of them on PD, the rest on hemo. I have been on daily nocturnal home hemodialysis for the last four and half years. I can do pretty much everything myself. I love to travel and do short weekend trips or longer trips to places which have dialysis centers. Goa in India is a personal favorite. It is a great holiday destination and has two very good dialysis centers.

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