i hear dead people

More often lately.

I am unsure if it is because more people in my life die with the passing days.

Or if it is because I feel more distant from the living as I age.

Some told me it would be like this.
Others swore it wouldn't.

I particularly liked the former better than the latter. They felt like they were revealing a truth. While the latter was trying to conceal something they did not want to see themselves.

How to carry on from here puzzles me. There are worst things in this world than to be immersed in enigma.