Jessica HillisRoederMagic, Witchcraft, Religion20 November 2007Journal 12: DeathI’ve had a few experiences with death. My great-grandfather died in 2002 at theage of 94. I was very close to him, seeing as how he was 94 but he had the energy of a 60year old. His hips were bad because of a car accident but he still always had the energy toplay with my cousin and me. When he died, my life was turned upside down. I had neverhad death happen so close to me before and it was hard on my entire family.Two summers ago, my aunt passed away from breast cancer. She had beenfighting it for about ten years or so, and finally her body just gave out and she passedaway. I found out over the phone because she lived in Oregon, but it was still heart-wrenching because she had been fighting it for so long.Last summer, my dog died as well. I had had her since I was three years old, soshe was basically my sister. She started having problems and it got to the point where wedecided to put her down and not let her go through any more pain. I was in the roomwhen they put her down, and that’s the closest to death I’ve ever been and ever hope to be.Anything closer and I don’t think it would end well, because I was depressed for the nextweek or so and I couldn’t stop crying.