Friday, February 18, 2011

If we are fortunate to live a long life we will at sometime be touched by death. Now as I approach 60, well just less than 3 years away, I can say that I have been touch by death on more than one occasion. Just a couple of weeks ago I was informed that a cousin had passed away in the night. There had been a period of time when I had lost touch with her and a few years ago reconnected and on doing so was informed that she was in recovery from breast cancer. I was lucky enough to visit with her and her family ( my family) on a few occasions. After moving to Slovenia, even though I was closer I did not get a chance to visit. It seems that the cancer returned and she was unable to get the medication to treat it. So, as is often the case the cancer finally took her. Death as with life is a learning experience and so a new lesson has been given.