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    Wednesday
    Mar162011

    And so it goes . . . 

    Life swiftly races by as we try to count down the days to things: the days to spring, to summer, to our next birthday, ro something.  So many devastating things are occurring all around us and we are still racing, racing towards some invisible finish line.  Japan is broken. Thousands are dead. Mother Nature has taken her toll.  She has shown us her strength yet again, ensuring that we know how inconsequential we really are.  In other news, a friend died on Sunday night/Monday morning.  He just didn't wake up.  They said it was his heart - that he was too stressed out for it to keep on beating.  These two events leave me reeling in a way, trying to figure out if we are really as inconsequential as Mother Nature has shown us - if we are, then what is the point of this struggle we put ourselves through, racing towards that invisible finish line?  My friend basically stressed himself to death; in Japan, Mother Nature did the work.  I have always had this theory about there being a lack of hierarchy of death, but this puts a new spin on it.  Japan isn't really known for having a laidback attitude, and I guess that several thousand of them were racing just as my friend was, just as most of us are. It seems cliché to ask "What does it all mean?" but that is the question left ringing loud and clear in my mind.

     

    What does it all mean?

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