Immortality?  

rm_SoiDoggy 51M
13 posts
8/2/2006 11:16 pm

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1/29/2007 1:17 am

Immortality?


A close friend of mine of whom I don't get a chance to see enough of has had a massive heart attack and died on Monday afternoon in New York City at his home. He was 41 years old and leaves his wife of 6 years behind. Glen was a very cheerful, nice person with a great sense of humor and an endless reserve of patience and friendly support for his many colleagues, friends, the South East Asia sailing community, and his family he has left behind. May he rest in peace.

Makes you wonder when something this unexpected happens to someone close to you. He's the youngest of the 4 share-holders in the good keel boat "Simba" which has brought us numerous 1st place trophies in regional regattas. When you look at what brings a group of friends together, even after they move apart; Richard is living in Sakhalin Russia now, Glen had moved to New York, Paul and Simba's original (and still) owner Bob are here in Singapore still, you see just how small the world is and understand that you and your friends are actually very significant. It really should have been me to go in Glen's place. I have no ties to speak of and likely contribute less to society and the concept of family and would consequently be missed less.

Condolence messages are filtering back to his devestated wife as I write this and I have yet to write one of my own so better get to it.

Love your friends and family while you can in whatever capacity you are capable of. They can depart without notice and give you a real shock. You can do the same and give everyone else a reason to stop and try to think of good reasons why they really did not spend any more time with you then they did, there are few if any.

None of us are immortal and family and friends are all we really have that matters.

Peace.

happyladychat 49F
3740 posts
8/3/2006 6:10 am

That's why I always make it a point to hug my children every now and then. Life is so fragile.

My condolence to your friend and his family. May he rest in peace.


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