Both times people my age that I knew have died, I have found out over facebook.
And not because someone told me, because I read the posts people put up and connected the dots.
It’s a really, really horrible way to find out someone’s died, by piecing together the clues on a news feed.
One year ago, a girl I had seen just the day before died in a car accident. I found out because when I got home from school, all her friends were posting messages on her wall, wishing her to rest in peace and saying goodbye.
Yesterday, i logged on in the evning, and the same thing had happened. A boy i used to go to school with had died in a car accident.
I don’t believe in god, and I don’t believe in fate and all that stuff. But what I find fascinating in the world is patterns and numbers and coincidences. The horrible coincidence in this case is that two people I was not close to but that I did know, who were both the same age as me, both died around the same time of year, and both died in car accidents, and both times I found out over facebook.
Tell me that isn’t horrible.