One of my best friends who is a boarder left school early today, she had to go home. But you know the worst thing, she was going home because her Dad is probably going to be dead in about 3 weeks time. He has had cancer since about February and it's getting worse, and shit I have no idea what to do. I didn't even know what to say, I felt numb and shit when she told me. Her Dad was like my second Dad for years when we were in primary and used to live at each other's places. I can't even imagine him being gone, he was so alive. He's a true aussie, in physique and mental, even though the he lost the physique part with the cancer, but his personality didn't. I haven't seen him since he's had cancer, but my friend would tell me regular stories about what he would get up too, and I knew myself that he wouldn't change. But sometimes I wish life would just leave the good people fucking alone.
"Be prepared for the worst, my love, for it lives next door to the best."
— Melina Marchetta (Finnikin of the Rock)