A few minutes ago I got the news of another loss. Another life lost. Another family pushed to grieve. Another face wiped off from the surface of the earth. It’s becoming a piece of everyday news now.
True, people passed away before also. But since the last couple of years, I’ve heard more number of younger people in their 40s and 30s passing away than the number of older people departing.
This way 10, 20 years later there won’t be any older people here. People in their 60s and 70s would be a thing of the past.
But that isn’t my point.
My point is, it’s scary. It’s scary on many levels. Death is always that uninvited guest that wipes off the smile on our faces. I’ve written poems about this ultimate companion of ours many times before. But death befriending more of us nowadays seems to be a little unfair.
Can you imagine what the family must be going through? Can we always put the blame on lifestyle and move on? What can we do? I have no answers.
The simple truth is we all come with an expiration date. One glance by that ultimate companion and gone are our smugness. As long as we are here let’s try to spend our time well. Beginning with our worries. Let’s give it a rest. Worries about anything and everything are pointless. Why worry if tomorrow may or may not see us? I’m not saying to live frivolously. Live a healthy fulfilling life keeping those stresses aside.
Let’s fill our life with gratitude more and cut down that stress. It’s easier said than done. But it can be done.
Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, by listening to a 10 minute guided meditation followed by 10 minutes of writing, formulated by Esha and supported by Shilpa and yours truly on Sunday at 7 pm IST.
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