Thursday, April 17, 2008


This is sweet Zeus. He won't hold still long enough for me to get really good photos of him. Here is a close up. On my mind today is life, but more to the point death. The last week and a half have been hard as many people I love and care about are in pain. Grieving for loved ones who have died. There is nothing you can do, but love them. Words are insufficient, so hugs have to do. Everyone experiences death at some point no matter what and no one will get out of here alive. As much as we all hate it, it is a part of life. I deal with it in my own way as we all do. The only way I can make peace with death is to accept it and know that even when we don't understand why someone dies when they do (much easier when it is an older person who has had a full life, than when it is a young person) there is a plan to all the madness. Many people I know believe in random tragedy and I respect their belief in that, but I can't get my mind around it. The only way I can live with certain things it to believe everything has meaning and that even when we can't see it, there is a plan. I believe that somethings that appear awful and terrible to the body does not effect the spirit. Spirit cannot die or be hurt or be murdered. Spirit lives forever. We will all miss those that pass, but they will just be moving on and we will see them once again. This I believe with my whole heart. Life is a beautiful thing and to fully embrace it we have to accept death and find a way to embrace it as well. Tell someone today that you love them :-).


Dagny said...

I will do that.

Thank you.


Unknown said...

like this post, reminds me to love those whom are close to me - my family. dealing with death is hard, i had a tough time when my dad died ..but time heals, and yes, its hugs for whoever who needs it, tks for sharing :)

Julie said...

I tell Mr. Julie every time he walks out the door that I love him, Just In Case.

He's even heard it the past few days when he's simply gone out to smoke.

Thank you for this post. :)

Love to you.