Death

Death is horrendous.

It’s the debt all men must pay.

It comes to us all and yet that doesn’t make it any easier.

Death is something everyone goes around ignoring, blissfully unaware that at any moment time may be up. Our lives may be over or about to change forever “/

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How is it that we can pretend that it’s fine to ignore each other whilst we spend our time doing stupid shit. We trow away time that others simply don’t have. To sit on the sofa watching bad tv all day because well “I’m only 24, I’ve got loads of time to do those thing’s I really want to”

Life waits for no one.

It’s a sad fact that I’m going to my friends funeral on Christmas Eve.
A day people normally spend with their families, I get to spend it saying good bye.

My friend’s name is Sheila.
Sheila and her husband gave me my first ever job. She has been a part of my life for 10 years. Not once did she ever put me down or make me feel bad about my choices. She was a lovely, kind hearted woman.

She had been out with some friends gone to bed and not woke up.
Sheila and her husband had been together since they were in their teens. A few years back they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary together and joint 60th Birthday. Now I know that they were lucky to spend so much time together and so many people don’t.

But how do you go from being a couple to being one.
No warning, no time to come to terms with what’s happening. Just bam… your on your own. Being a happy joyous soul to losing your soul mate. Your other/better half, your ball and chain, your wife.

So this Christmas Eve, the holidays, family time, think about the people out there who have lost someone, are losing someone, those who are lost.

Live each day as if it were your last, as one day you’ll be right.

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