Maggie Wills at the funeral of Ben, encourages the crowd to talk to him.
Ben loved to talk. We would even joke that he was scared of silence because he would never let a moment of it occur. My dad would always say how it was impossible to punish Ben because if you put him in timeout he would have fun talking to the wall.
No matter where he was or who he was with Ben could strike up a conversation. And not just a surface level, "how was your day", Ben always found a way to connect with you and let you know that you were heard, especially if you disagreed with him. And he would make sure to let you know when he disagreed with you.
As his sister, I have spent countless hours talking to, but mostly listening to, Ben. Ben never left anything unsaid. No matter the importance of the comment, it was made. And although I may not have appreciated it in the moment, I am forever grateful that I was always updated on the workings of his new thoughts and ideas. So now I get to share all of my ideas, thoughts, and comments with him, and the best part is he can't disagree anymore so I'm always right.
And I would like to encourage everyone to talk to him too.
Talking helps to build and maintain relationships with the people we love. So when someone dies, it makes sense that talking to them can bring comfort and help us feel connected. We encourage you to promote the cause and honor Ben by placing stickers around the world and your town. Share on social media #Talktoben