“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
There are things we are never ready for and this is loss. This quote from Winnie the Pooh sums up how I feel about loss. I don’t want to experience life without those I love. Right, just like everyone else. Nothing original in this thought.
I have been lucky and suffered few losses, at least those than come from the death of a loved one. I have suffered other losses, which have been painful and have taken a long time to heal. Time is the only way to not get over loss, but to learn to live with it and have it become less painful over time.
I wish I could live a day minus the time all my loved ones live. Wishful thinking. Yes, I am very selfish and I don’t want to miss anyone. I rather people miss me.
Don’t we all feel this way? I hope not, this could cause many a suicide! While I don’t contemplate this as an option, I sure hope that I can change the way I feel about loss and take it as most do: The inevitable part of life.
Which takes me to a conclusion: Enjoy those you love NOW before you have to miss them forever.