Sunday, March 08, 2009

3


They say that things occur in groups of three. I'm calling a three. I'm done with this for now. I lost my aunt in December, my grandma in February and now another relative a week ago. I don't want to cry anymore. I don't want to see my family members go through the pain of loss anymore. I don't want to go to another funeral anytime in the near future.

I suppose that this officially marks my entrance into the later half of life, if I am healthy and fortunate. The first half is full of birthdays and weddings and baby showers. Seems like this half is full of funerals so far. I think I have a strong grasp on my mortality at this point, which is maybe the point. This show doesn't go on forever. My take-home lesson from life's latest goings on is to enjoy each day, love those around you and let them know you do, and to end each day at peace with everything. I think I've known most of this for a few years, but life just wanted to make sure I hadn't forgotten the lesson and it scheduled a little review test for me.

9 comments:

Bubs said...

That picture is a stark, if fitting, illustration for what you've written. I'm sorry for your losses. It's hard.

Coaster Punchman said...

Sorry for all your losses. You said something cool on my post about Jake; right back atya.

Dale said...

Sorry to hear about your losses. I hope the numerology leaves you alone now for a good long time.

lulu said...

xoxoxooxox

Tenacious S said...

I totally forgot about my Uncle Marty in December. That makes it four. Hey! What's up with that? Thanks for the love, everybody.

Beth said...

Oh, I'm so very sorry, TenS.

Tenacious S said...

Apparently I should have titled this 5. I lost one of my college acquaintances. She had Muscular Dystrophy and we all knew she would not live a long life, so I suppose making it to almost 43 was pretty good.

Tenacious S said...

Apparently I should have titled this 5. I lost one of my college acquaintances. She had Muscular Dystrophy and we all knew she would not live a long life, so I suppose making it to almost 43 was pretty good.

Grant Miller said...

so true. so very true.