Saturday, May 6, 2017

The fragility of life

A few days ago my husband Mike heard about the death of a very old friend of his. We live in New Mexico, while his friend was still living in Spokane Washington where they had both grown up. They had even worked together for many years in local television. Mike found out that his old pal Vaughan had passed from a mutual old friend of theirs and his kids had posted the passing of their father on his Facebook page.  It's been a sad time for him, but the strangest thing is the fact that one minute your living life and the next you are simply gone.

A few years before that, life dealt another swift blow to two other of Mike's good buddies. Their names were Wally and Mike. I had met them years before when I lived in Spokane, they owned and operated a very successful garage where they specialized in working on foreign cars. I was always impressed with their shop. It was so clean you could eat off the floor and the sound system was first class and loud.

Mike died a few years ago quickly from Cancer. He had told my husband he sort of knew something was wrong but just didn't go to the doctor. A few years after that while undergoing a very long and complex surgery, Wally was permanently brain damaged after they kept him under anesthesia for too long. Sadly, Wally has deteriorated in the last year and is now in a home with the state of mind of a 7 year old. His long time love could no longer care for him at home, it just became too much.  

Life is so strange in so many ways. While I work as a Psychic and Afterlife Communicator, I am also human living in the physical body. I've always been fascinated by life after death, Spirit Guides and the spiritual side of this life. But at the same time, I still find it hard to wrap my mind around life itself. Here we are going along doing our best and ( in some cases) then we're gone, dead - just like that.

Many times while listening to traffic reports when I have lived in large cities like Houston, I wonder if that person who just died in that 3 car pile up, had any idea that he or she would leave home that morning and never return? This life, in many ways is such an odd concept, but, it seems that over time we just learn to live with the terms of this life and perhaps get used to it in some ways.

That is until something changes, like the death of a friend or loved one. This is not a sermon on appreciating what you have and how great life is, but, it is good to be grateful. There are always those who are having a tougher time of it than us.

The older I get, the faster time passes - or is that simply my perception of time passing? What a strange thing it is to get older and yet feel the same on the inside! To want to give advice to someone 20 years younger than myself and then stop and think how I behaved when I was their age.....better to keep my opinion's to myself for there by the grace of God........

Overall, this life deal is a pretty good one. Get the most out of it that you can. Time is so fleeting and this life so fragile, it's good to keep that in mind.