Thursday, February 10, 2011

Just Passing Through

Where to begin... in the last 2 weeks, 2 people from work passed away unexpectedly. Both were very nice people and though they worked in different departments, I dealt with both. Then Terri shoots me a text saying that an aunt of ours and a cousin of ours that we knew growing up also passed away. I hadn't seen them in quite some time. But I remember them fondly. It was like a part of my childhood drifted away. I guess that's part of life. When people you remember from your youth start dying, it not only reminds you of how fragile life can be, but it gets you thinking about people you used to know, people you loved, people you couldn't stand (lol), most of these folks I haven't seen in years. And yet when I hear of someone passing, it takes me back to a completely different time. I was reading in the paper the other day that one of my favorite music artists passed away as they found him in his motel room. He'd had a heart attack. His music was pretty much the sound track of my youth. (His name was Gary Moore and he'd played in the band Thin Lizzy) I guess the reason I'm writing about all these folks passing is because they all happened in the same time frame. And I guess it got me thinking about my own mortality. Strange how that works... Tomorrow would've been my mom's birthday. I guess it all falls together like that for a reason. On the still alive front, Terri is going back into the hospital for more surgery. They found some infected tissue in her chest and they need to take it out pronto. So hopefully this one won't be as traumatic as the last one. I'll keep in touch and let you know how it goes...

5 comments:

Indigo said...

(Hugs) The older we get the more vulnerable and precious life seems. Terri will be in my prayers on the smoke dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo

madcobug said...

Sending up prayers for Terri. Helen

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

As we age, it is getting more prevalent that we lose acquaintances. Keeping Terri in my thoughts.

Erica said...

Keepin' Terri in my prayers!

BTW, I have seen your beautiful Gal Pal a few times recently, and she is just as amazing as ever. You are a blessed man!

FrankandMary said...

I'll be thinking of Terri....