A college roommate phones to chat, as he does every six months or so, and mentions that recently he had a stroke. A colleague at the office dies of cancer; another is under treatment, in remission at the moment. A kind correspondent tells me of her infant grandchildren's congenital illnesses. A long-time family friend likely has less than a year to live.

Maybe it's time for me to set aside some of the ephemeral stuff, and focus on things that are more important?

(see also BennettOnLife (19 Mar 2000), UniversalFlourishing (25 Dec 2001), MyOb (18 Aug 2002), ...)

TopicLife - TopicPersonalHistory - 2003-07-31

(correlates: BeTheChange, LoLa, GrowingUp, ...)