Good Grief, Life is Fragile.

People are the dominant life force on this planet.  We are amazingly strong creatures.  We can build skyscrapers, explore space, and solve the mysteries of the world.

We are inspiring.  We are powerful.  But we are so, so very breakable.

Today, a 15 year old girl lost her life in a car wreck.

I did not know her.  But my cousin did.

He was with her in the car during the accident.

He held her as she died.

She was the latest in a slightly alarming string of young-person deaths in my community.  Their young lives held so much potential, and their deaths hit home the fatal point that life is short–and death comes often when you least expect it.

Life doesn’t guarantee you time.  Life gives you the opportunity to choose your path and face the consequences of your choice.

Sigh. I just….it saddens me.  Fate is a cruel mistress.

The bottom line is this:

Don’t wait until tomorrow to do the things you love.  Tomorrow isn’t promised, and Today might not last.

My thoughts are with the family and, of course, my cousin’s recovery.

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One response to “Good Grief, Life is Fragile.

  1. “Man is only a reed, the weakest in nature; but he is a thinking reed. There is no need for the whole universe to take up arms to crush him: a vapor, a drop of water is enough to kill him. But even if the universe were to crush him, man would still be nobler than his slayer, because he knows that he is dying and the advantage the universe has over him. The universe knows nothing of this.”

    – Blaise Pascal

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