I hear of the passing of an ex-classmate & the birth of a new baby to another within days of each other.
Life & Death. Things which doctors deal with as part of their work. But somehow, in the way jadedness sets in with experience, it doesn't really hit you until it is in your face & affects someone in your life. It's a wake up call for you to smell the roses & other cliches like that.
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
- Abraham Lincoln
I think President Lincoln had it right. We need to make the most of what we have, live life to the fullest & be happy with our lot.
R.I.P. dear S.
And welcome to the world Baby E.