We meet here every day and we talk about life. We might not use that exact word daily, but when we talk cancer, we’re talking life. One cell changing, in a lung, a kidney, a colon, to begin a cancer and quickly that life is changed forever.
It is so fragile.
Do we get the most out of the lives we’ve been given? If we were to have a tragic accident, like Al’s friend Floyd, would our loved ones and friends say “He lived a good life? ” A full life? Or would they say, “He had so much more he wanted to do with his life.”
I sometimes think it takes a terrible loss in a person’s life, to get a better grip on it. Unfortunately in cancer world, that happens a lot. So many families I’ve met who have experienced a loss, just see life differently.
It all comes back to that word, FRAGILE.
We send our sympathies to Al. He lost a good friend. But he taught us all a lesson this day. An important reminder about how fragile all of our lives really are.