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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We Are All Connected

We are young and old, energetic and tired, happy and sad.
And we are all connected.

We are aunts and uncles, fathers and sons, mothers and daughters.
And we are all connected.

We are married and divorced, newlyweds and old married couples, together and estranged.
And we are all connected.

We are friends and neighbors, management and workers, partners and associates.
And we are all connected.

We are competitors, opponents, and members of a team.
And we are all connected.

And when we die...

We are all alone.


My grand-nephew, Danny, was 20 years old. A tall, bushy haired, lanky kid who loved to play golf, drive around in his truck, work and play like any of us did when we were that age. He was just starting out as an adult, finding a place for himself in Tennessee with a new job and friends.

And early that Sunday morning, he lost control of his truck, just for a second, enough to go off the pavement and then back on, too quickly, the truck rolled over and hit a tree, and now Danny is all alone.

And his family mourns him.

6 comments:

IB said...

A tragic story, beautifully written.

The Jules said...

So sorry for your loss Douglas.
Hope the family pull together through this.

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Hi Douglas,

I'm sorry to hear about the accident that took Danny's life. I know there are few words that comfort those who mourn the loss of a loved one. I will make no feeble attempt to allievate grief.

I am sorry

U

Argentum Vulgaris said...

As always Douglas, a way with words. Sorry to hear about Danny, words are never sufficient at this time.

AV

Small Footprints said...

I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. Like everyone else who has commented here ... I know that there are no words ... but just know that we are thinking of you!

Small Footprints

Douglas said...

Thank you all for the kind words. There are no words that will take away grief but any offered are always enough to help.