Today as I was driving to work I heard on the radio that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor in his left parietal lobe. It was detected by doctors after Kennedy suffered a seizure. When I heard the news I said out loud, “We all die sometime.” That probably sound harsh, so let me explain.
Shortly after Susan and I married we unintentionally developed a habit when noting the death or impending death of someone famous. Recognizing that all men, regardless of fame or fortune, only get out of this life one way, we would say “We all die sometime.”
It was a way of reminding ourselves of our own mortality. It was a way to remind ourselves that time is short and rather than simply existing, life should be lived. It was a way to make sense out of circumstances of we would rather not speak.
We all die sometime. Are you living life, or simply existing? We all die sometime. Are you ready?