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This is an animated story .gif I made, which is a very personal project, about love and loss.

I wanted to make it, and am showing it to the world, for anybody else out there who has suffered or is currently enduring the pain of losing someone they loved dearly, and how I learned to cope with it, in case it helps bring anybody else some much-needed peace, especially during these hard times.

Art by Me
Dedicated in loving memory to my Aunt, Mom, and Grandpa, as well as everyone who has lost their lives during the pandemic, and wars, worldwide. And also to anybody who sees this, to their loved one(s) they have lost.

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UnknownPerson9876

Posted by UnknownPerson9876 10 months ago Report

Man this is beautiful, I’m legit crying right now. I’m sorry for all of your losses. But like you said, we’ve just got to keep dancing through the rain! Thank you for this!

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Aww, thank you, and I'm sorry to have made you cry! *hug*

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kkrazdwinz

Posted by kkrazdwinz 10 months ago Report

man this so beautiful, reminded me of both of my grandpa and my grandma. i feel like they're lucky to be old and dying because of being called by God, not of illness or uncurable pain. They don't have to go through what we're currently suffering in this pandemic. And since every of their kid and grandchildren kept looking for them since they're still here, it's now their turn again to looking for us. I believe they're still protecting every of their precious family. don't know if they would reincarnate, but i hope every of them will have more happy life once they reincarnated. my grandparents, and your family.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Awww, I see, and bless you for looking after them as well. Thank you, I hope so too <3

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Tozzy91

Posted by Tozzy91 10 months ago Report

This is absolutely beautiful <3
It hurts me in all the right places, in my heart and my eyes. Its a feeling of peace and beauty that you have brought me. Thank you so much <3
Damn this is the second time i gotten emotional in the strangest of places xD

You have my deepest thanks for making this, And my deepest condolences for your loss.

May you dance in the rain with their eternal love <3

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Awww, I'm really glad that it brought you some closure <33 Thank you! :3

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Tozzy91

Posted by Tozzy91 10 months ago Report

It brought me further closure, help along the way so to speak. For me it rains right now, and i am starting to accept it slowly but surely. But right now it hurts to much to be able to dance in it.
But i am getting there, but more importantly, you have helped me getting there <3

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coldfire1200

Posted by coldfire1200 10 months ago Report

This made cry... To someone who lost loves ones thanks for sharing this its is the most touching story i had read in long time thank and i know there watching over you guys in the endless sky

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Awww.. *hugs* Sorry to hear about your losses as well Kazu <33 You're welcome, and thank you too.

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Aces

Posted by Aces 10 months ago Report

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. We have our exits and our entrances, and one (person) in their time can play many parts."
- Jaques from William Shakespeare’s 'As You Like It'
Act II scene vii

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

<333

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Maxmax

Posted by Maxmax 10 months ago Report

I try to hide my emotions, usually.

So I'm sure my beard will hide my tears, sooner or later.

I feel your losses and I'm thankful that you took your time to offer us this.

It was wonderfully done, and it pleased my usually strong will.

Thank you for it, and let's be ready to dance under this rain.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Thank you, I really appreciate that, it means a lot! <3

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JSXeno

Posted by JSXeno 10 months ago Report

Wow, I feel this needs to be a turned into a children's book, or at least, a youtube video that is geared towards all ages.

I can feel that as I have had my share of lost loved ones in recent years as well.

Not gonna lie, got my tearing up.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Awww, sorry to have made you tear up *hugs* And thank you so much, I really appreciate that!

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deletobn219gh6

Posted by deletobn219gh6 10 months ago Report

This is beautiful.

Thanks so much for this, pray yours and everyone else's lost loved ones rest in peace.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

*hugs* You're welcome, and thank you too. <3

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BadlyDrawnDedede

Posted by BadlyDrawnDedede 10 months ago Report

This was truly touching. I'm all choked up right now, and I don't know what to say except this:

"Time can break you down, time can bend your knees.
Time can break your heart, leave you begging please.
But beyond the door, there's peace I'm sure.
And I'm sure there will be no more tears in Heaven."

~Eric Clapton, from "Tears in Heaven"

Ah, now I'm crying... May The Lord bless each and every one of your souls!

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Awww, thanks so much, that is a very beautiful verse as well <33

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ThefoxMask

Posted by ThefoxMask 10 months ago Report

"To hold it together when evryone else would understand if you fell apart, That is true strength."- Miyamoto Musashi (japanese swordman 1584-1645)

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Very true. Thank you so much! <3

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OtherGuy

Posted by OtherGuy 10 months ago Report

That was beautiful and heart-touching. Thank you for this.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Thank you, and you're welcome *hugs* <3

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MirceaKitsune

Posted by MirceaKitsune 10 months ago Report

This was very nice, well done! My grandmother died in 2014... it was sudden and unexpected which made it all the more weird. Something similar followed in 2016 which was worse for me, won't get into the details here. My grandfather followed in 2017 but I was never that close to him so I didn't dwell on it.

For me there are certain things I don't plan to move past: I will forever hold them against the world... a world I think should have never been allowed to exist in the first place. Your way is better in many cases though, for those who wish to go this route.

And remember you'll likely see them again after this parody of an existence is over, especially if you wish to enough. Not that I have clear proof of it that I can share obviously, but I sure as heck know it and that no one can stop us if we aren't.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Thank you, I appreciate it! And yes, I understand what you mean as well. <3 I am sorry to hear about your losses, too *hugs* :c

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PocketHero

Posted by PocketHero 10 months ago Report

A good heartfelt message that I feel many could certainly use. Thank you for sharing this.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Thanks PocketHero, I appreciate it! <3

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TheMafian

Posted by TheMafian 10 months ago Report

I'd never thought I'd see something so beautify and heart warming on this site out of all places, but I'm glad I did.

This yeah easily has been the worst for me and so many other people; the rain is heavier than ever before, but we can't let that stop us now. We've come too far to give up now, I know for a fact Mum would keep pushing me to keep going. And when the rain clears, we will become stronger people by the end of it.

Thankyou for sharing this <3

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, and I'm glad if this brought you some closure <3 *hug*

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Kasra

Posted by Kasra 10 months ago Report

A wonderful, sincere message about grief. Well done.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Thank you! <33

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reliuskaiser

Posted by reliuskaiser 10 months ago Report

...

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undertaker13

Posted by undertaker13 10 months ago Report

I am now sad, but also happy, and wish to give you a hug.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

*hugs* <3

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JacksonTheEmperor

Posted by JacksonTheEmperor 10 months ago Report

Memories of my grandmas came to mind when watching this.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

I'm sorry for your loss *hugs* :c

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JacksonTheEmperor

Posted by JacksonTheEmperor 10 months ago Report

It's alright...

They're in a better place now, I'm sure. Same with my uncle...

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Atines

Posted by Atines 10 months ago Report

MementoMori = remember death
as it is your name I truly care for you and your soul I hope that nothing bad happens to you again and if it dose never let it destroy you and keep being you <3

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Awww, thanks so much, I really appreciate that! <33

Yes, I chose my username because in remembering death, we need to remember how very important our life is, and to cherish what time we've been blessed with to make the most of it. :)

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RandomSpectator

Posted by RandomSpectator 10 months ago Report

When I was extremely young, like two or even ONE, I had to attend a funeral, although I don’t really remember anything about it, besides the fact that we went there. And later one of our pet cats at the time had to be “given mercy”, again I barely remember anything about him, I was very young and he was an old cat. But I’m pretty sure that my first major loss of innocence was 911 after learning what happened and having one of the only functional channels on TV only showing more and more about the most famous terrorist attacks on US soil may not have shattered my innocence, but it ground away at it. I learned that a little under 3,000 people (if you want precise numbers than exactly 2,996 people) were killed, all because of one man. No one we knew died in the attacks, but when going to preschool we could see NYC and the WTC in the distance. The attack showed us that there were EVIL human beings in the world more than just being told about their existence, like dad telling us about a certain dictator from Germany.

Some time after that fateful day, my dad was laid off by coincidence, and got a job in California, we moved out there and have been living there ever since.

When mom told me that Bin Laden was put down I believe I said either “Good riddance to bad rubbish”, “Good riddance” or “Good F**king riddance” (self bleeping out the swear).

One of the most recent deaths in the family was my mom’s stepdad, he died this year. And I knew him pretty well. He really liked aviation, particularly old propeller-driven aircraft, like WW2 fighters, and actually wished they could shoot down modern jet fighters (he never really liked them). Now, I just hope that he’s up there with the best pilots to ever fly a plane, and making his dream actually happen.

So I’m not unfamiliar with losing family members. And it always hurts, but eventually it scars over.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

I'm sorry about your losses too, thanks for sharing your story, it is interesting *hugs* :c

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RandomSpectator

Posted by RandomSpectator 10 months ago Report

It’s alright, by now it’s scarred over completely.

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onyxlion

Posted by onyxlion 10 months ago Report

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Thank you. For sharing this, for holding on, for all you do...

it's hard, but it's true. If we spend all our time waiting for the rain to stop...all that will happen is life will pass us by as we stare out the window.

I miss mom. But every so often I think of these words ... "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard"

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

That's very true, indeed :( When the loss of a love hurts so much that's when you know you were blessed to know them at all. <3 I'm so sorry for your loss too *hugs*

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KillerZ15

Posted by KillerZ15 10 months ago Report

This is something both tragic and beautiful. I know bringing all of this up wasn't easy for you to do, and I'm sorry for you losses.

We spend our entire lives with our loved ones, and even when we do learn about the limitations of mortality, we still do act as though they'll always be there. Even if we don't mean to. It's why this is so difficult and painful to endure.

But... I believe what you say is true, and it is something I felt even when I lost some close to me too. The love you share with your loved ones is everlasting, and is always worth cherishing.

This memorial piece you did... it brought me to tears. Both when I saw it yesterday, and when I saw it again today. But it was also comforting. I know what you were trying to communicate here, and I really do appreciate it. Thank you for posting this.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Thanks so much, I really appreciate it, and I'm glad it brought you some closure :( <33 *hugs*

Yes, I am really secretive normally so I did feel uncomfortable talking about my past like this, but, I felt like it was worth it, if it would bring people some peace. <3 :(

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TCC

Posted by TCC 10 months ago Report

Never thought I'd see something so genuinely moving and inspiring on this site, and yet here it is.

Brings a tear to my eye, a chill down my spine and in the end a smile to mu face. Simply beautiful:)

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Thank you, I really appreciate it! :)

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MeloMeolJams

Posted by MeloMeolJams 10 months ago Report

For someone like myself, who is fortunate enough to not have experienced loss outside of childhood pets, it's hard to imagine such grief that I will surely feel someday. I think your story is wonderfully uplifting and incredibly brave. Dancing through the rain is easier with others, after all.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Thank you, that means a lot! <3

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Gaylien

Posted by Gaylien 10 months ago Report

I love this! It's so relatable and beautiful ;w;

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

*hugs* Thank you! <3

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Goldpeltz

Posted by Goldpeltz 10 months ago Report

I got goose bumps while reading this and it took me back to the time, when I felt the same. On Friday the 14.05.2010 I lost my grandfather I was 11 back then and it was a quiet painfull time but because of that I grew up a little bit more I was thinking about this loss very often back than and I learnd that this will always happen again and that you shouldn't let yourself get draged down by it but rather accept that everything will end sooner or later and I'm glad I learnd about this so early. And I want to thank you for brining back those memories about my grandfather back then when he was still alive. It was a good time and I hope I will also become a good grandfather someday and wach my children and grandchildren grow up. ^^

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 10 months ago Report

Awww, you're very welcome, and your comment made me remember my lost loved ones warmly again too. Thank you <3 *hug*

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who1sth1s

Posted by who1sth1s 9 months ago Report

A friend of mine suffered a loss recently and one of his close family members has cancer for the second time. While he's no longer hurting visibly, the pain is still there.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 9 months ago Report

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend's loss! I wish them the best of luck getting through it :(

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who1sth1s

Posted by who1sth1s 9 months ago Report

I'll let him know.

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Bright

Posted by Bright 9 months ago Report

Made me think of my grandmother, and I teared up a little bit.
It's a good gif.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 9 months ago Report

Thank you, and I'm sorry about your loss :( *hug*

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biscuitman

Posted by biscuitman 9 months ago Report

This is a very beautiful gif, and a very relatable one.
I loved this and i'm sorry for your loss.

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MementoMori

Posted by MementoMori 9 months ago Report

Thank you! <3

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