Five Things

A Hard Start to a New Thing

Death makes up most of what I think about these days

Ashley C. Ford
4 min readOct 9, 2020


Moody photo of the ocean on the left & apartment buildings on the right, separated by a strip of sandy beach at Coney Island.
Taken by me at Coney Island on Christmas Day 2015

Five Things is a weekly essay of five short thoughts inspired by my own life and observances.


It took me so long to write this first post because I don’t want to talk or write about death, but death makes up most of what I…