My friends are beginning to die…
There’s this thing that begins to happen as you get older…people around you begin dying. Each week it seems that I see someone I knew in the obit section of the local paper. I’ve heard people talk about this phenomenon in the past, but then I was younger I didn’t put much thought into it. But, now I am in that place in life and it is a bit unsettling.
Last week I saw two updates on Facebook that 2 people I have known for nearly 20 years had both passed away. One guy was in his seventies and the other in his sixties. I will admit that it puts life in perspective quickly and has reminded me that I’ll be 60 before I realize.
For those of you who follow my page who are in the early years of life (twenties), don’t take your youth for granted. Now I understand that youth will always be taken for granted as you cannot appreciate being young until you are older; life has a funny way of being ironic.
Nonetheless I’ve been thinking quite a bit about my mortality lately and I’m not sure how I feel about getting older. It is a weird sensation reading about friend after friend dying.