Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"One Cloud Feels Lonely"

Maybe other bloggers out there will recognize what I'm about to talk about...you know when stuff is happening in your life and you want to blog about it, but you just don't have the energy. Not because you are extremely busy or anything...you're just not in the right head space to write. That's where I'm at right now.

However, this has been a doozy of a morning and I just need to let it out. The quote above is from Watership Down by Richard Adams. The main characters are rabbits; it is an amazing book. Epic and adventurous, yet still intimate and touching. Anyway, the narrator says humans use the saying, "when it rains, it pours;" that's inadequate. Because often times, it does just rain. Rabbits say, "one cloud feels lonely" and that's a more appropriate saying when discussing the onset of bad news.

That's what I'm feeling this morning. I got an email from a good friend of mine...the friend that kicked my ass into getting rid of my credit card debt...that her brother died last night after a painful battle with cancer. Fucking cancer! Then I got a text message from TM telling me that he may have to fly home soon because his mother's mother is dying. Literally, I was texting my friend my condolences when I got the text from TM.

I firmly believe that death is a part of life. However, sometimes it's just overwhelming. It just feels like there's so much death around us.


Quel said...

True, death is part of life. I think that people who die in/of old age and after long bouts with a disease and the people around them are at least fortunate in that they had time to prepare for death and to say goodbye.

vaslav said...

Death is all around us, I think the fact that we sometimes ignore that fact makes it harder to deal with when it occurs.And while I'm OK with that as much as anyone with feelings can be, I just can't stand stupid useless deaths caused, for example, by stupid useless wars. Luckily, unlike disease or mental illness mass shooters, ending war is something we can do something about. Let's get rid of this asshole administration! Come on, "under 30s" (of course I don't mean you, LBritt) - vote!!!