Wednesday, February 23, 2005

There Will Never Be Enough Time…

I wrote the following after my uncle died unexpectedly a couple of years ago... thought it might be appropriate to share with friends feeling a sense of loss with Rollie's passing.

There will never be enough time…
Never enough seconds…
Or minutes…
Or hours.
There aren’t enough…
Thoughts…
Or hugs…
Or kisses...
Or days… or ways…
To let the people close to our hearts know how we truly feel.
Because whenever someone leaves for good, it will always be too soon.
It doesn’t mean that we can’t…
Disagree…
Or argue…
Or fight.
It doesn’t mean that we should live like there’s no tomorrow.
And it doesn’t mean we should ignore the every day stuff just in case the worst were to happen.
What it does mean is that we should try as best as we can, not to put off…
A letter…
Or a phone call…
Or an e-mail… and never put off a reply.
Make it a priority to take trips and welcome visitors with open arms.
Savor the good times we do have together.
Life is a gift.
So work…
And play…
And sing…
And dance…
And cry…
And laugh… long and hard… whenever you get the chance.
And never, ever pass up the opportunity to say, “I love you.”
Don’t let anyone wonder about it.
Embrace what life has in store.
Because even if we do all of this…
In the end… we’ll still feel like there was never enough time.

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