A moment of silence

Jun 4, 2010 by

A moment of silence

I just found out that someone I am close to is dying. Not today but soon. And it made me stop and reflect just for a moment how fragile we all are.

Sting has an old song “Fragile” that speaks these words.  A song that pulls out the sorrow of what Geneen Roth talks about in Women Food  and God; the sorrow of “coming to terms with your messy, magnificent and very, very short–even at a hundred years old–life.”

You never really think about all the fragile parts of you.  Or think about how, when, why that fragility will break.

So for this post there is no question.  Just a moment of silence to think about how fragile we are.

— Steven Cardinale

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