Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Present

I have had a tumultuous few days - a close friend was suddently taken critically ill and I have spent the last four days (hence no posts) either sitting with his wife by his bedside, or travelling to and from the hospital.  This friend is a larger than life character in every way; to see him reduced to a still form packed with tubes is a hard thing to witness.  I have been pondering on how lives can change in literally a second and how we never know what is around the corner.  The last few days has been a stark reminder that we must appreciate and live for the moment.  It's a bit of a catchphrase at the moment I know, but true nevertheless.  A truth to ponder...

'Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the present'.

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