Tuesday, September 21, 2010


We always think we have time. My dad certainly did when he laid down one October night and never saw the sand drain out of the hourglass, and his named was called from the Book of Life and he was no more with us...he was 54. And my brother never gave it a thought having served and survived two tours of duty in Vietnam. Hell, he flipped his own hourglass upright....time was his now that he was safe at home. But sleep was a bullet he didn't know was the one that would stop his youthful life when he fell asleep behind the wheel of a car.
No, we think we have time,all the time in the world.  I guess that is what we call living....not thinking of dying.
As I laid in the emergency room last week, my son called from California...stressed out that he couldn't be with us.
After exchanging comforting words to each other he told me that a business friend of his had just died in an accident. ..a game designer....a terrific guy. His friend was in the car with his 6month pregnant wife and they were hit almost head on by a drug using driver. His wife and unborn child survived. He died instantly.
This was the glass through which he was looking.  Grateful and sad all at the same time...a happy heart and a hurting heart all living within one chest....keenly aware of shifting sand descending in different ways for each of us.  A lesson only life can teach one.


  1. you have been in my thoughts and prayers, suz. sometimes life gets really tough. hope you (and your son) are comforted by the love and care so many of us are sending your way.

  2. Very touching, Suz.
    My thoughts are with you and your son.
    Take care,

  3. Life can certainly be hard at times. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

  4. Oh Suz...this is such a moving piece of beautiful prose...thank you for sharing your life lesson's with us....i hope you are feeling better soon. Hugs....:-)

  5. A timely hourglass in your case. We've all been thinking of you and hope you're healing in body and heart.


  6. Suz, again spot on. I am so relieved that you had more sand in your hourglass.
    We all take for granted the sand in our own and those we love.

  7. Dear Suz,
    This was gut-wrenching to read and to know that you have lived it.

    Take care, please ... so many people care about you.

  8. We need to savor every minute. Glad you're home and feel well enough to share with us, Suz. Peace. xx

  9. What heartbreak and sadness; each of us don't know what the future holds, each moment we have is precious.
    I am so pleased that you are safe, I wish you a speedy recovery.

  10. We really have no idea - all we can do is appreciate the days we live.

    So glad you're ok (you ARE ok, right?).

  11. Your words moved me. I can imagine how concerned your son was after just losing his friend. I read about that accident after it happened-- so sad. Lots of hugs and healing energy to you and your family.

  12. I've been thinking of you and glad to see you posting. As you continue with your healing, know that good thoughts are being sent your way.

  13. Oh Sue, beautiful thoughts. Meaningful thoughts. What a sharing experience.

  14. Oh! Suz, I think you get the award for this prompt....that hourglass is a wakeup call...let us never take it for granted or those we love...let us love them everyday...thank you for the wakeup call....bkm


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