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have your hour
have your hour
"nobody ever said on his deathbed that he wished he'd worked more" ~ unknown
really busy week at work. i was literally exhausted by friday. need to reflect on work a bit cause i'm not sure i have the balance right at the moment.
during the week i was looking for some photo images for something i was working on and i came across a cd that i probably hadn't looked at in a couple of years. there were loads of images saved on the cd but one section were of several of a guy i use to work with that had died suddenly out jogging one day. i guess he was in his late 40's, maybe a bit older. i had sort of forgotten about them but i remembered the photos well as soon as i saw them because they were taken the day before he died.
this guy was actually most of the time a real pain to work with and we did actually work together quite a bit. we had several run-ins when i first started working there. he would come into my room and it would seem deliberately go out of his way to make me so mad, leave and then always come back later to apologise. never really understood it.
but i will remember him for the day the photos were taken. i was there when they were taken. he was so happy that day, really happier than i had ever seen him. next day, he was dead.
happy the man
happy the man, and happy he alone,
he who can call today his own:
he who, secure within, can say,
tomorrow do thy worst, for i have lived today.
be fair or foul or rain or shine
the joys i have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
not heaven itself upon the past has power,
but what has been, has been, and i have had my hour.
i hope you have your hour.
image - matisse, seated odalisque
3/12/2006 3:03 pm
Wow...excellent post sexy8...makes ya think doesn't it...did me. |
3/12/2006 4:20 pm
Dropped by on a whim...Identified with it all! I've been working too damn much at a job I hate and only do because I like the money. In highschool this guy I hated (in a highschool way) committed suicide and afterward I was suprised to have mixed feelings about it (I'd have thought I'd be happy, at least back then -now days I'd take no pleasure in anybody's suicide -except maybe G.Bush)|
3/12/2006 4:36 pm
It comes to us all, maybe your colleague was lucky to have died very suddenly at a time in his life when he was happier than usual.|