Sunday, 11 October 2009

Every once in ...

... a while something happens that makes you realise that life is not a 'given'. Nobody knows what the future holds in 5 minutes time, tomorrow ... however long! There is a report in the news today which has brought it home - a reminder, if you like.

The death of a young man with the world at his feet. This young man was younger than my youngest son and he died completely unexpectedly and suddenly after a night out. Went to bed, went to sleep but never woke up. He was a member of a British 'boy band' (how I hate that tag - they're not boys and they don't play instruments so they're not a band) .... Stephen Gately, of Boyzone.

I'm sure a PM will identify the reason for his death but, as far as is known right now, there was none. It was very sad when Patrick Swayze died a couple of months ago but he'd been ill for a while, fighting cancer and it was pretty certain that he wasn't going to live long once diagnosed. He was a little younger than me and I was an huge fan.

Rest in peace Stephen ... and Patrick.

The rest of us should live for the moment because we just don't know what's round the corner!

Thanks for dropping by .....


Cally said...

Pam - my sentiments exactly - live for the day cause tomorrow may never come!!

My'scardcorner said...

Yes that is so true Pam alot of us tend to forget life really is a privelidge and we should enjoy it while we can. I just hope that the young man had a great time on his night out before he went to bed not to wake up.Ive just lost a close friend and boy was she a fighter but it wasnt to be and she had no pleasure being retired. Food for thought

Pamela said...

Couldn't have put it better myself Pam. Life is a gift so live it to the full.
Pam x.