Friday, March 13, 2009

Celebrating Life

Life is beautiful. It should be celebrated constantly and fervently. I remember watching an old Hercules movie when I was in high school. It was an Italian movie from the 1950's that was translated into English so badly that none of the lips matched the words. It was cracking me up until this giant battle was taking place and suddenly there was this little old wizard man who stopped the fighting armies. He put his hand on the shoulders of each sides' generals. He said in a voice that was a cross between Yoda and Morgan Freeman, "Life hangs by a thread...who is to say that we will be alive tomorrow? let us be happy today." That has stuck with me for 30 years. The little wizard couldn't have been more right. You don't know about the future. What you do know about is today and all of the possibilities of now.

Tomorrow I'll be at Risa's memorial service, her life cut short by cancer. By all accounts she really didn't waste any time in life and that does inspire me follow her lead. "Live every day like it's your last"? Well, not necessarily, because if you did you'd probably max out your Visa cards, dine and dash a few times, and really have a pretty hectic day (i.e. cleaning up your room, double checking your will, canceling your car insurance etc. etc.). But wasting time is just not an is too precious.

To celebrate right "now" I thought I'd share some photographs of people enjoying the moment!

1 comment:

  1. I hope that the memorial was beautiful & comforting for you, her other friends & her family.