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Death of a Friend

February 19th, 2007 at 09:02 pm

A friend of many mutual friends of mine was murdered on Friday. It's just very shocking. I didn't know him well, but he was so full of life. He didn't deserve to be so brutally killed. No one does, but he especially didn't. It was just the harshest reminder that life is short, precious, and not guaranteed at all.

It's so funny how we take our friends and family for granted? Even people we don't know very well...we still take their part in our lives for granted.

Needless to say, it's been a struggle between planning for the future and instant gratification these past few days. I bought a coffee because...honestly...I could be dead tomorrow. And I wanted a coffee. If I'm going to be dead, does the coffee matter?

I really don't think this way, just FYI. I'm a very responsible person. But when someone dies...it makes me evaluate my own life. But again, I am very responsible, so don't worry about me blowing all of my savings. ;-)

Plan for tomorrow, but live for today.

7 Responses to “Death of a Friend”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    I am so sorry. Frown
    My family was very "plan for tomorrow" until the healthiest, least likely to, youngest relative, died very suddenly. In the end my parents changed their tune a bit and tried to live a little more, I benefited from seeing both attitudes. IT's a fine line sometimes, but I think taking the middle ground is good. Plan for tomorrow but enjoy today too. Wink
    Take Care.

  2. homebody Says:

    I'm so sorry for you and your friends and the victim's family. I too believe the middle ground is good. Take care.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wow, I'm very sorry to hear that.

    However, I am also glad that you are seeing this through rationally. "Plan for tomorrow, but live for today" is a mantra of mine as well.

  4. Amber Says:

    No one deserves to be taken away at the hands of man. I am so sorry, my heart goes out to you and your friends family

  5. carol Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear that. (Hugs) to his family and to you. Heads up and take care.

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I've been in a similar position more than once, with someone I know being murdered. Twice it was the *most* innocent, beautiful souls you could imagine. One of them a child. God, the energy just drained from my hands and I can hardly type. Really, mortality --my own and my loved ones'-- is on my mind nearly everyday. I do not take our lives and togetherness for granted.

  7. Carolina Bound Says:

    I am so sorry. The murder of a friend is more than shocking, it's devastating. I have never lost someone in that way, but I have lost friends too young to die. I try to honor their memories by living the most ethical, caring and compassionate life I can. It helps.

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