A short post following a tough week – the gunning down of innocent lives in Orlando, the thuggish behaviour of football fans at the Euros from a variety of nations, 2 young contestants from TV talent shows gunned down in separate incidents in USA, the stabbing & shooting of a young mother who happened to be a Member of Parliament. Our own problems suddenly swing sharply back into focus – maybe this dislocated shoulder that I’m nursing isn’t so bad afterall, or the pain at my implant site, or the falls & faints.
So many young lives have actually been lost over the past days, and many more are blighted by chronic illness – I want to share this poem that I wrote for a close friend who died young. I hope that the sentiments will resonate for the lives we have lost, including Jo Cox, Christina Grimmie, Mexican Jano Fuentes & the 50 in Orlando nightclub Pulse, and also the lives struggling to come to terms with chronic illness, whilst remembering the lives that they have also lost.
Please share and remember.
A full post next time!