Life always ends in the same way

‘The song is ended, but the melody lingers on…’

I have heard that quote so many times but I can be damned if I know whom might have originally said it. Suffice to say those words are not mine.

I have heard it as it is often used at funerals, of which I have attended far far too many. As we all age, the fact is that each one of us will be touched by death, again and again. It’s the ultimate destination of us all.

The consequences of death are many and varied but seldom easy or pleasant. The paperwork, the grief, the upset. After all that though comes a point at the end, once all the loose ends are tied up, the i’s dotted, the t’s crossed and you sit back and you finally realise you’ll never hear that persons voice again, never hold that hand, never speak to them on the phone, never see them on the special days of life such as Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Christmas and so on. That’s when the loss REALLY hits.

It hits again when those special days arrive as you see others go to see those special people for them and you no longer have such an opportunity. Not everyone is so fortunate to be with those they’d like to be with all the time.

I write this as a request. If you’re lucky enough to have that special person in your life on those special days, make sure you make the effort to be with them. From experience I can testify that there will come a time when you’re no longer able to do so, so allow yourslf to enjoy the opportunities you get!

admin posted at 2013-3-8 Category: Family