Any Last Words?
Do you ever wonder what your final words will be? Our first words as children are likely documented in a baby book somewhere: “mama,” “dada,” “truck,” and the like, but what about the last words we will ever utter in this life?
The Last Message Received Tumblr is a haunting and heartbreaking blog created in November 2015 by 15-year-old Emily Trunko, who set out to document death, loss, and life. “I’ve always been interested in the flurry of emotions that comes with heartbreak,” the Ohio teen said. “I’m a very sensitive person.”
Yet even as she began he project, Emily never could have imagined the impact she would soon have on the lives of thousands, or how quickly her Tumblr would take off. Though the severity of the messages changes drastically between posts–from breakup texts to untimely deaths–the blog represents a menagerie of loss in all its shapes, forms, and pain.
How Will You Say ‘Goodbye’?
Will you know when it’s time to say goodbye? How one teenager is teaching us all something about the universality of loss.