Life is weird. Life is strange. Life is ironic.
One morning, everything is normal. Same old routine. Things as usual. By that evening, it’s all over. Your life here on Earth is over. How does that happen? In the span of an hour, everything as you know it could be over. How effin’ weird is that?!
2016 was a bitch. A big, hairy, smelly, bad-breath, bad attitude-having bitch. I’ve recently lost two members of my family within a month of each other. And countless more over the past year. Lost/loss is such a strange word. It implies that you have misplaced something and don’t know where it is. When you lose someone, especially someone you know and love, you hope and pray that you know where they are. You hope that they made peace with God and they are with Him. So thinking about it like that, they aren’t lost. We haven’t actually lost them because we know where they are. But….we have lost them though.
Like I said…it’s just so….strange.
Remember that song by Alanis Morissette “Ironic”? Twenty-one years later, and I still love that song. It’s so true that it hurts. The lyrics that resonate with me the most tonight are “Mr. Play it Safe was afraid to fly. He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye. He waited his whole damn life to take that flight and as the plane crashed down he thought, well isn’t this nice. And isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?”
Why yes, Alanis. I do think its ironic. I vow to never be like Mr. Play it Safe. Don’t waste time wondering whether or not you should do that thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t done because you’re scared/worried/nervous/embarrassed/shy/too proud/whatever/blahblahblah. Be like Mike. Just do it. Call/visit/text/send a messager pigeon if you have to/etc, to the ones you love and actually tell them that you love them. Make sure that they know. Forgive those that wronged you. Eat food that you want to eat. Take that trip you’ve always wanted to take. Don’t waste time. Because you never know how much time you actually have.
Life is weird. Life is strange. Life is ironic. Make sure to live it to your absolute fullest.