Received some unexpected and rather upsetting news yesterday… without getting into too many specifics, it involved the passing of a person who had an impact on my life.
My personal experiences with death aren’t particularly unique… Death seems rather indiscriminate with whom it takes and it’s timing is pretty unforgiving.
I’ve spent the past two days reflecting with the brief time I spent with this person. She was patient, kind and opened her heart & home to me on a number of occasions.
I’ve spent the past 30 or so hours reflecting on the private conversations pertaining to her life, her love of dogs and her passion for politics and current events.
One of the most rewarding moments I’ve had in the past 5 years was sitting across from her and getting to share that I had become employed as a Government Contractor for the Department of Defense. I sensed a genuine pride for this little achievement on her behalf and perhaps without her ever knowing, that meant the world to me.
I find it hard to continue this post… I’m welling up with tears thinking about some of the many wonderful experiences I had the privilege to have.
There’s a lyric at the end of a Cure song called “Jupiter Crash” that sorta sums a lot of what I have going on in my head….
Yeah that was it
That was the Jupiter crash
Drawn too close and gone in a flash
Just a few bruises in the region of the splash…