Thursday, September 5, 2013

Do not ask for whom the bell tolls

One of my readers has passed away.  It was sudden, she was doing something she loved when the heart attack occured; she was talking with someone she loved about a project important to her.  We should all be this lucky.  To pass quickly, and while doing something we love.  I had a conversation with my mother [age 94] about this and the passing of another member of our extended family and she asked "Why?"  The only real answer to that question is that "everybody dies."  "Why now?"  might be a better question, or at least one that we could discuss. I guess the answer to that is: "It was the right time."  No other answer takes the sting out and provides the peace we need to truly appreciate the gift of life and the lessons provided by our loss.  We move forward.