April 1, 2007

Hungry Spirits called Death

Death is a hungry spirit. Just when I think someone is inexhaustible and will forever go on, they become deathly ill. Today it is my mother-in-law. Last week it was my brother. The week before that it was my brother-in-law and death took him away entirely. Pagans had their sacrifices to keep the gods satisfied. But that is not an option for me. Be well out there. Pull those you love close to you. Tell them you love them (if, indeed, you do). Because only this instant is life. Only this instant can you choose to feel serenity, anger, pain, love, joy or whatever emotion you care to experience. Only this instant is life. Use it wisely but enjoy it deeply.

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