As I get older, I find myself thinking more and more about death, particularly since I know several people who are approaching that milestone while negotiating the terrain that goes with the journey.
It’s not an easy thing to think about, but it doesn’t hurt to examine our own relationship with the inevitable once in a while, just because….
It could be such that I’m here one minute and gone the next, and in some ways that sudden departure might be preferable.
But eventually if I’m told my days are numbered, I can only hope that I approach the exit gracefully and not make it harder for those around me.
As far as contemplating what’s on the other side....well, no one really knows, and as Iris Dement writes in her beautiful song, I choose to “Let the Mystery Be”.
The important thing I think is to get up every morning and try to make the best of what is….
….one day at a time.