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A quiet, peaceful sanctuary from the chaos of everyday living in a world on the brink of insanity! A place where we prepare for the worst, but hope for the best!

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Lost another friend

When someone dies in the time following is as If time has stopped...it’s like sitting and being frozen...like you can’t move forward and you can’t go backward...you just exist...

Emotions seem to visit in waves...sometimes crashing in like waves of the ocean on the rocks spraying our sadness and despair on everything around it...and at other times, like a soft gentle ripple barely being noticed....

As the seconds turn into minutes, minutes to hours, hours to days we look out at the world and see people busy with life...bustling to and fro, we stand, wondering if we even exist anymore...do they hear my cries? Do they sense my pain? Do they even see me? Or maybe I’ve become invisible....or maybe....they simply don’t care...

Sitting quietly pondering life, lost in my ocean of thoughts staring blankly at the wall in front of me I question the Who, what, when, why, where and hows of life and death...

It seems only minutes that I’ve sat in this place but a glance to the window shows me it’s been hours...dawn is now dusk....have I worked through anything?

Maybe...

I realize the world does go on...rain clouds will give way to the sun....the leaves will fall, ice and snow will melt and soon there will be new foliage..the green of summer will again turn to autumn with the brilliance of colors and the leaves from the trees will fall blanketing the ground...once more snow will fall...the cycle of life and death continues...

I, we, will get through this I whisper to myself...yes, the world goes on...this rock we inhabit will keep spinning...seconds will turn to minutes, minutes to hours, hours to days...so on and so forth...

Birth and death will happen continuously...Our job... I believe ...is to make the most of of our time in between our life’s spring(birth) and winter(death) we need to touch lives in a way that matters...make this earth a better place to be...smile, be kind...leave everyone better than you found them...forgive, love, laugh, be grateful...act silly...cry when you need to, it’s ok to be sad...when it passes....be better!

Make a difference to even just one person. Don’t judge, don’t be mean...no one is above anyone else...we are each on a journey...we will never all agree...and at death none of this stuff will even matter...we all become equals!

I think the message of life is quite simple really....Leave the people you meet better than you found them...regardless of your differences! Embrace, accept, love...