Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wake Up Call To Perspective

Kirk: And how we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life, wouldn't you say?
(Kirstie Alley) : As I indicated, Admiral, that thought had not occurred to me.
Kirk: Well, now you have something new to think about. Carry on.

From Star Trek The Wrath of Khan.

Yesterday (April 13 2010) I spent some time in a crypt.

It was my aunt's 4th death anniversary.We got there a bit early. For some reason I am always drawn to people who are in there that died at a relatively young age. Maybe because its a wake up call to perspective. When I get too caught up in the little things when I am having a bad day. There was this young girl there that is the same age as my youngest sister. There is another girl who was the daughter of a famous politician. She died tragically in a fire four years ago and would have been twenty today. For me, all sad stories. For those of you that actually know me, my cousin is in there too. Only time in my 43 years of living that I went to a funeral of someone younger than me. So much promise that we won't see in this lifetime. This is not the first time I speak of death in my blog. I just want to say appreciate what you have even when we have those bad days.



Tin A Pie said...

reminds me of a teaser in a local film - (roughly translated in english) when you lose your spouse you call it widower, but how about when you lose your child?

Ed Lopez said...

I have seen my Lola's sister in the last yen years bury 2 sons and a grandson.