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Life is short

Posted on November 14th, by admin in thinking. Comments Off on Life is short

It is the day after the terror attack in Paris, November 14th 2015. As I write there are 120 people dead from bombings and shootings. None of them knew their life was going to end that day. They had not put their affairs in order, they had not said goodbye to their children, they had not said goodbye to their wives and husbands, boyfriends and girlfriends. They didn’t know.

Some maybe left the house that morning after having had an argument, some were stealing time in a secret affair, some were enjoying it with their family or rocking it out to the Eagles of Death Metal….but whatever they were doing, whether speculatively wrong and illicit or innocent and unassuming the night changed their lives and all their families and friends. The sounds echo around around the world as news teams broadcast the events and we form our opinions of the wrong and the right in the world.

We carry on, moved for a moment and offering sincere prayers but we soon forget.

Life is short, we don’t know the moment we will depart and cross the great divide into the next life. Some of those who died were prepared, they had considered … Read More »