Above thoughts by Rhiannon Miller, a 12 year old girl just months before her accidental death..
I Came across this piece online five days back and it has stuck with me since.. like a punch to gut…a stark realization….an ominous omen of things to come….Merely stating that I was deeply moved would be an understatement!!
Yes, this optimistic prose left a mark on me and I have been contemplating the realities of life these last few days… And then just yesterday another heartbreaking tragedy closer to home…
I was made aware that one of our neighbors down the street had lost his wife in a horrendous highway accident.. A loving mother of 3, she was returning home from work to be with her beloved family when she met her tragic end..Life is strange that way
Just got back from the funeral now.. It was jam packed there and the somber mood overwhelmed me. As it happened the two sons that she left behind were sitting in the next row over(They bawled their eyes out throught the session as I watched them stare into an empty abyss) I was barely able to keep my composure till the end and as things finished up there I reached out to the youngest son and whimpered “I am so so so sorry for your loss!!” as I shook his hand he leaned over and broke down on my shoulder.. “why her!! WHY????”...Life is strange that way
I returned home in a very unsettled state this evening and decided to step out for a long walk just to clear my head …... There was a dry howl in the air as the bone-shaking temperature chilled my inner soul….It started to snow and my cheeks were numb and my tears simply froze..My walk lasted a lot longer then expected on this night as I crossed onto paths less known, roads unfamiliar and territories undiscovered before…. I pondered our finite existence and struggled to find a just explanation for why “these” things happen..Life is strange that way
Indeed, Life is harsh and unforgiving … Life is cruel and unfair…an uncompromising tragedy ultimately…..
My eyes are raging red as I write this now…Yet why is it that after all that I have observed and witnessed recently, I can only scream “LIFE IS MAGNIFICENT!!!!!”
LIVE YOUR LIFE fully and do cherish your precious time. You don’t know how good you’ve got it till its all gone…...........
Do not loose HOPE under any circumstances and “WILL” you way onwards….....
(2/19/2009) marks six years since Rhiannon passed away….
See more about her>
I know there are tragedies unfolding around the world everyday but something about this last week has shaken me to the very core (just the kick that I had been hoping/praying for..)
Life is strange that way
Good Night World!