We said our final farewells to another long-time friend this week. Those "good-bye" events seem to be coming more frequently these days.
While painful, attending memorial services always prompt some reflection on the WHY instead of the What and the How.
Clearly, we are all on a journey toward our last day, our last breath, on this planet. None are exempt.
For some, it's a very long walk. Even so, those long lives are immensely varied in the levels of joy and pain they experience.
For others, those life-walks are short indeed. Some, even in utero. Through the millennia, countless billions of parents have laid children to rest; from childhood diseases, tragic accidents, casualties of war...
Important to remember is that our life journey is NOT the destination. We are all, every one of us, moving toward that same moment in time: the one just AFTER our last breath here.
Depending on our personal beliefs and faith, that first breath in the next journey has EVERYTHING to do with WHY we take each step in the current one.
Either way, THIS is not the destination.