Yizkor (of sorts)

Yizkor (of sorts)

Yizkor (of sorts), originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Not the right candle, but all we had at hand in the house.

The thought is what counts as we remembered all our family and friends (and others) lost to the great cleanser of death.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.


Shot with my Hipstamatic for iPhone
Lens: Watts
Flash: Off
Film: Kodot XGrizzled

bonus, to remind us to celebrate life too, my cat, The Pope (Tampopo) crashed the shot…

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