An old family friend passed away yesterday. Only the thing is, he wasn’t actually that old. Death is always a hard pill to swallow, but when someone is taken too soon, it just plain sucks. Unfortunately, I’ve witnessed several losses over the last couple of years of good people passing too young, and each time, it’s like there’s a new chink in my heart. What a sobering feeling to begin the day with, but it’s an honest feeling that I know so many of my readers will relate to.
The only silver lining is that in our minds the memories of our too young lost loved ones will remain forever young. Still, I’d take remembering them old just to have more time with any of them.
I am feeling sad today. I guess every day can’t be a happy day. Thank goodness for treasured photos to always look back to.
My song of the day is Rod Stewart’s “Forever Young.” It was tough to choose between his “Forever Young” & Bob Dylan’s, but for the purpose of this blog, Stewart’s felt more appropriate. Today is a day for hugging your loved ones a little tighter. I’m off to do just that.