Thoughts have come and gone.
Time has come and gone.
And a friend has gone.
I read an email 15 minutes ago from the partner of a lovely lovely lady I met when I worked in Hong Kong - that was over 14 years ago. She came seeking a Pilates trainer and there I was.
There are some people in this world who light up your world and she was one of them.
She was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma 5 years ago.
I received the email with the subject 'Laura' and a happiness came over me that I was hearing from her after a while, sadly it wasn't - it was to say she had passed away.
It so often is the death of someone that reminds us to live and all those cliches come to mind and then we forget again after a while. How to keep that alive in us? That we do only get one shot on this planet? and that life can be short.... We cannot live without dying.
In memory of Laura
Thank you for being in this world and for being a part of mine, for being the love filled and joyful lady that you were and in your death for reminding me to go 'fuck' it and go for things...
May her life and her death also inspire you.