Death. We know it's coming at some point, and we know it's filled with mystery and, perhaps, some anxiety. Death is especially difficult when we lose someone we hold near to our hearts. And when it happens, each of us deals with mortality in whatever way makes sense to us at the time – sometimes with deep anguish, and sometimes with a quiet resolve, equanimity, and acceptance. Fourteen-year-old Jillian Lombardi talks about her way of coping with the death of someone who was dear to her.
Jillian Lombardi is in the eighth grade at the Moses Brown School in Providence. She lives with her family in Barrington.