It never occurred to me how many tissues are kept in a funeral home.

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, always stocked and ready to be re-stocked when ever someones comes by.

Funeral homes are so specific. What other place is so specific to one situation that everyone knows exactly what’s going on right when you step into the room?

Maybe that’s why I work there, because of the certainty. Because nothing else is so certain as someone walking in. Because then we know it’s final, we know what happened, we know what’s left now. And all we can do is restock the tissues.