Saturday, October 10, 2009

LIFE IS SHORT

When I worked in the Emergency Room I had daily reminders on how short life was... when you leave that environment you - once again - start to take life for granted. A friend of Mark's, Brian, passed away in the early hours of Friday October 9th. Great guy, super wife, Harley rider/lover... he was the one that got Mark hot to get a bike. That bike really makes Mark smile! We were supposed to have done a color tour this past birthday weekend with Brian & Kay. He was diagnosed with lung, bone and liver cancer a few short weeks ago and is now gone. We saw him on Tuesday, he still had a spark - his sparks were always mellow - and you left wanting him to make it home so badly. Treasure all that you have - quit looking at the other guy with envy. Move forward - hug your family every single day and smile at a stranger!
love, me
-a good man will be missed!-

1 comment:

Penny said...

Hello Dana,
I am so sorry to read about your recent loss. My prayers go out to you and your family as well the family of the deceased young man.
I wanted to thank you for coming by my blog and the kind supportive words you had for my MWO piece. I really appreciated it.
I really never did much in the line of art while I was younger and since my retirement I have been busy trying to teach myself some new art techniques & ways to help me grow old gracefully and not slip into boring tv watching or sitting around with neighbors gossiping. So your encouragement really means a lot.
Hugs,
Penny