the light side of life death & friendship

1 Jan

OK so after making the grand statement on my facebook status this morning that “today is the first blank page of a 365-page book….. write a good one!”  I got to thinking; perhaps I should attempt to write something every day this year. Not a book… not a diary… not long… just a daily observation…of ANYTHING really.

Mmm I’m already wondering if it’s possible, but hey let’s give it a go.

I can’t promise it will be witty or wise, or even necessarily interesting, but it WILL be a peek inside the window to my mind …(a busy and sometimes strange place).  You are welcome to come for the full ride or just pop in and out as the mood takes you.

Let’s start with life, death and friendship (now there’s a heavy topic to kick things off). Day one was spent with some very dear friends, chewing the fat and laughing…at anything really, but mostly death. As always, the conversation darted from family to politics, from wellness to illness, then from death to recycling (of lives that is). Now I am the first to put out there that I don’t have a religious bone in my body, but the notion that ‘we have all been here before’ and that this life is just one stop on the crazy journey, just makes so much sense to me… How many times ARE we recycled? …. and who were we last time around? Wouldn’tP1100179 it be great to know (just think of the bragging rights).

And then of course there was the ‘what happens if you die on a plane?’ conversation; followed by the idea of compressing the ashes of a loved one into diamond and wearing them instead of burying them (not so sure about that one LOL). But one thing is for sure death sure is a fascinating topic of conversation if you want a good laugh.


2 Responses to “the light side of life death & friendship”

  1. 50 something but not dead yet January 1, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    LOL … further to the ‘death to diamonds’ topic I just received this article in my email alerts …seems there is no end to the curious uses for us after we are finished with our bodies.
    For a whole new angle on art, take a look at

  2. Kate January 3, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    I have a colleague who did the diamond thing to her husband, but I must say the thought of it put me right off!

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