This week has seen the deaths of David Bowie, Alan Rickman (aka Severus Snape from Harry Potter and a multitude of British movies) and now Glenn Frey from the Eagles. One of my co-workers was really upset about Bowie while another about Rickman—both were 69. Glenn Frey was only 67. Doesn’t sound so old the closer I get. So sad. Too many people gone too soon because of cancer or some other gosh darn disease but mostly cancer. Have I mentioned that I hate cancer?
As always hearing about death makes one think about his or her own losses. I have again been feeling the huge hole in my heart left by Bobby, Johnny, Schram, Stroth, Newman, and most recently LeAnn Peterson who died from an Aneurysm.
I have also been getting bummed out by all of the negative crap in the world and especially all the political b.s. that gets deeper daily. I feel like I am treading water in a cesspool when I read the nasty stuff people say or see videos of candidates spouting hate. We need the negativity to stop. If I have learned anything living through so many deaths is that life is short. Life is precious. Appreciate what you have and for the love of God be kind to each other.
One of my favorite restaurants here gives away bumper stickers that read “Practice Aloha” and that is what we should all be doing. Teach your children and grandchildren — all children that love is the answer and respect is the answer. Not hate…not bigotry…not judgment…Love one another no matter the differences in skin color, nation of origin, political stance, gender preference or station in life. God loves everyone…no exclusions. Follow God’s commandment and live with the intention of doing good in the world.