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Another sign of age…

February 1, 2011
by Paul Jones

Funerals are starting to become more frequent.  I read the obits daily for goodness sakes.  I used to kid my father that his social life should include wakes & funerals, because it seemed that he had more of those than any other activity.  After my uncle’s service yesterday, I was thinking about how over the last couple of years, I myself have had more wakes and funerals that I have or should have attended.  Part of me is sad because of the loss of those people, and I know the pain that the families of those loved ones are feeling.  But also, I feel happy, because what it also means is that I have had the pleasure of knowing those very people.  The ones that come and go in life, and leave a permanent mark.  Here in my mid 40’s, I can find myself looking back over 4 decades and thinking of the people that have left this plane, and the impacts that they left on my life and personality.  Many have had great influence, and others were just fleeting.  But all have had their say.  I like to think of it as further reason to connect with people.  You gain so much by having a wide circle of people you love and care for.  Family and friends.  It just is the natural fit.  Reach out and be in touch, because you never know when they, or you, may be gone.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jen permalink
    February 1, 2011 4:58 pm

    so sorry about your uncle, Paul. This was a nice post and nice tribute to lost family and friends!

    • February 2, 2011 9:39 am

      Thanks Jen! I swear I think it takes a funeral to get me to write. I hope to get something up more positive! hahahaha


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