posted 29 Jun 2012, 15:06
Have you ever had the feeling of being immortal? When you were young and the hormones was pumping through your body. Nothings gonna stop us now (to quote Starship from "my time").
Great feeling. Unfortunately it wont last the rest of your life. Life, with all its ingredients will catch up on you, sooner or later.
First time it did for me was when my mother died. It took a month from that we knew what was wrong with her (cancer) until she died. That's not enough time to process sadness but over time it slowly became better. But I never felt immortal again. The rat race continued, as it always does and after almost two decades something happened, again, that reminded me of how precious life is and how quickly it can turn into... nothing.
It was early a saturday morning when my cell rang. It was my sister and she asked me if I've heard some news about our old child minder. (She, her husband and their kids lived almost next door and we have always been close friends). My sister told me she heard that she had a heart attack and that she'd died... Later that day it got confirmed. She really was dead and it felt so strange. I was with them (her and the husband) two weeks before and everything was like it used to be. But no more... The next day (sunday) my best friend hurt himself in a game of floorball, fell and hit the head, not much, he got up directly but the referee thought he should visit the hospital. My friend had other thoughts but suddenly he became ill and got picked up by ambulance... and later by helicopter to another hospital. Ended up in coma for almost 4 months and now he is recovering, slowly.
I know (and everybody else) that he want recover fully, he can't eat, drink, move around without help so life is pretty much screwed there and that's whats this is all about. Life can take sudden turns and we never know if/when it will... so, enjoy life whenever you can, every minute, every hour, every day. Don't let your possibilities run away from you, grab every moment and cherish this vulnerable thing we call "life".
Do I have to say this? Let's be careful out there! :-)