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  • I find I often attach meaning to things where the two are not necessarily related.

    Today my family and I had to put our cat down. He was nineteen years old and a shadow of his former self. After an upsetting day and night caring for him, we knew it was his time to go, to put an end to his suffering.

    I was devastated by this and I realised I needed something to remember this point in time by - the moment of realisation that this was it.

    So I took a quick photo with my phone of the grass in front of me. It was a beautiful summer's day which almost made it feel more right - better to go while the sun is shining. But now that piece of grass will always be meaningful to me; I'll know exactly what it represents straight away from looking at it. Something completely unimportant and unrelated to what was going on at the time, it will forever symbolise the loss of my best friend in the world.

    And I will always treasure that picture of the piece of grass on our lawn.
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