Wednesday, September 9, 2009
In the past 2 years I have lost my grandmother, my dad, and 2 old friends I had just reconnected with on Facebook. It seems like there have been so many episodes of coming to work and first thing in the morning, reading some fateful email. Emails shouldn't be fateful! Letters should, or phone calls. (But I never answer my phone, hence the necessity of emails, I guess.) :)
I don't have anything profound to say today, I'm just stupefied by loss. No matter how much you believe in God, or that the world is a good place, losing the people you love really shakes you. What it says to me is simply this: nothing in life is permanent. In human life, there is no such thing as permanence. Every moment in life is truly that: a moment, a pause, a brief, wisplike breath that hangs between one state of life and the next. Everything must be lived and felt to the full - if for no other reason than this: nothing, no one, nothing at all is permanent. We are all a breath.