I wish I could say that while I was there I was transported away from all that is really going on and I could forget for a while, but that's not true. It doesn't change the fact that I had a fun time but it never leaves me, the knowledge that life is fragile. And not just mine, but all of us. This past week has been a real mixture of loss and blessings rolled into one. I won't go into the details because they are not all mine to share, but I will say that I have never felt more aware of the way life can change from one minute to the next. You think you are doing ok, going along and living each day as best you can, then BAM, you get slammed from all sides it seems and you just don't know which way is up.
In the end, I guess the only real option is to forge ahead and keep living for those moments that make you smile, that allow you to hold on to your loved ones and make sure they know how much you love them and how much you treasure each moment shared. When our time is up, there is nothing that we can do to stop it, but for my part, I hope to at least leave behind memories of love, friendship, laughter, and the lesson that life is to be lived every day, big or small is up to you, but enjoy it and make it the best life you can imagine.
While I have been criticized for my beliefs, or lack of them, I will tell you that one thing I truly believe is love goes on, always! Train ended their concert Thursday night with this song, Sing Together, from their newest album, California 37. I've been listening to the album for a couple of months and this song sticks out for me for reasons I think will be obvious once you hear it (be aware, it can be a tear jerker). I'm adding this video for you all and ask that you remember to sing every chance you get.
I would like to dedicate this song especially to my friend, a very brave and strong woman who lost her mom last week. You are in my thoughts everyday and I hope you enjoy the song.