Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Death is the only certainty

This morning I went to a funeral and it changed my perspective on things. This person wasn't someone that I frequently saw, instead it was a close friend of my grandparents. My grandmother and mother were crying quite a bit at the funeral. And that got me to thinking that death is the only certainty in life. I mean, no one really knows when it will come for us, that's why we need to live each day as if it was our last. This man died from cancer, but I don't know if he truly knew what he had because old cuban customs say that you shouldn't let the person who is going to die know that they are going to die. I don't believe in that at all because if I want to be able to say my goodbyes to everyone that has effected my life in a way, and to also make one last effort to show the ones I love how much I appreciated their help in my life. I have rubbed elbows with death in the past, but thank god that I am one tough son of a bitch and I can take anything... so far. I am trying my best to stay healthy because I don't want anyone worrying about me dying. I know my brothers for one will really miss me since the 3 of us are connected no matter where we are or what we are doing. It's like we have our own seperate family from our immediate. We are kind of like and immediate immediate family.

I just wanted to share my enlightening experience rather than keep it inside. If anyone reads this, I would really appreciate a comment on what you think about death and also how you want to be remembered. And also, if I effected your life in any way, I would appreciate if you shared that with me also. I don't get serious often, so this is quite rare.

R.I.P Alfredo.


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