The Best Laid Plans

Ray of lightI’ve previously written about how grateful I was to be able to take the time I needed when my father passed away (Time Stopped But Just For Me). I couldn’t have known then that just three short months later I would be walking that same sad path once again.

Losing both parents in such a short time span is difficult, even as an adult. How little we realize what a day-to-day backdrop our parents provide, as we muddle through our own hectic lives. In their absence, the void is an echo. Life goes on, but the loss reverberates around me.

I’ll get back to my regular blogging schedule soon enough, but not today.

For now, I can offer only these very few, painfully obvious thoughts.

Stop making plans. Don’t wait. Don’t hesitate.

Don’t bank on a tomorrow that may never be.

Life is for the living.  So live!

Life asked Death, ‘Why do people love me but hate you?’

Death responded, ‘Because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth.’

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