Sudden Stop…

I review the obituaries daily. The idea is to see if there are any death notices I need to inform my mother about. I never really review them to see if there are any I should know about. After all I’m only fifty-four, why would any of my peers be listed?  We all know life doesn’t work that way and none of us are guaranteed to live until ninety (I’m shooting for one hundred). Imagine my surprise when I saw a friends brother’s name. I thought  it, wasn’t that long ago we skied and rafted together. Then the realization hits  that it was the late eighties – Over twenty years ago.

Time is cruel or the illusion is, one moment you’re twenty something taking life for granted. Then a Sudden Stop of the illusion,  you wake up and you’re fifty something! Life is less care free, now you’re a responsible adult working for a living. Hoping at the end of the work will be a vacation called retirement. We don’t think or want to think about premature death, but is there such a thing? Don’t we go when it’s our time?  We don’t know the truth to these difficult questions. What we do know is life begins and ends with a breath and in between we need to stop and have moments that take our breath away.

RIP Cliff’

 

Ginnie

Passing…

I just found out from a friends Facebook post that her cat passed. It made me think of how much time has gone by since she brought the furry friend home. These kind of thoughts are like a sweater unraveling and I started thinking of all the people and events that have passed in that time. We’ve lost friends and loved ones. Some of us have lost jobs and homes. We’ve lived through terror and heartache. Then I thought of all the babies we’ve welcomed, the weddings we’ve celebrated. Careers have been launched and life is still being lived. The cycle continues, old makes way for new and so it goes; Time Passing…

RIP Emmie

 

Ginnie