The husband has died for quite some time now, though not acknowledged until much, much later. Because if the husband is still alive, then the wife can exist to depend on the husband for love and security of all sorts.
Today, only did I realise, the two teachers had died too. Probably, the teachers had died for quite some time now too but also not acknowledged; because if they were still alive, the student can live to continue her existence to seek answers and approval from the teachers.
The crowd is getting smaller… there is no husband to seek love and security from, no teachers to seek approval or answers from.
Hard fact to swallow, but then again, where is the world but in the mind?
I wonder, who will be next? The child? Ahem, perhaps “I”?