Deathly Life


When I first bookmarked this post for a reblog, l never knew l will have a good reason to do so. Yes, Dr. Maya Angelou left us days ago and going by her words, she lived fully and was prepared to die anytime. I am really trying to make the best of whatever time l have left for this life is deadly. As I read somewhere; “Twere never one escaped it yet”

Musings from a Dreamer

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

-Mark  Twain

Death comes to us all. We cannot escape it, nor can we run from it. Death will find us whether we welcome it like an old friend or reject it like the cancer it is, clinging to the last breath that leaves our malfunctioning lungs and hoping it will pass over to the next room. We are not invincible, though our minds tell us so. We are light and shadow and dust; nothing more. We are held by invisible strings. The Creator is holding us above the deep chasm of death and the only thing keeping us erect is His unfailing love for His creation. But soon, time will run her course and our bodies will wear thin and decay back to the ground from whence…

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2 thoughts on “Deathly Life”

  1. Hi Marie,

    This post made me feel emotional. I lost a very close friend (more like a sister) on Wednesday to cancer. It’s been a sad time for the whole family. She was well known and liked by all. She was a woman who wasn’t afraid to show her emotions.She hugged and kissed whoever she wanted to show affection.

    I feel sad for her daughters and sons. They lost their dad a few years ago as well.

    My friend wasn’t an old woman. When she found out she had cancer she said she wasn’t ready to die, as she hasn’t had any grandchildren yet. But as fate would have it, she’ll never hold her grandchild in her arms.

    So, like you said, we need to make the best of whatever time we have left here on earth.

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

    1. Oh Junie,

      I am so sorry for your loss and for those children now left without parent. What else can l tell you? Will sure call around 6 pm your time. Have a calm Sunday 🙂

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