Before I clicked the this link today, I spent several minutes on Facebook. Searching for pictures of someone who just lost his life in a car accident a few days ago. He worked with my husband for several years at Red Lobster,a million years ago. He was only 37 and left behind a wife, child, stepchildren and others who I am sure loved and adored him.
As I was searching for these pictures, I saw many faces of people I have not seen for years. Everyone looked so young, carefree, and happy. I started to get a little bit sad, because today's pictures of the same people just don't look the same. We are more posed, serious, or often not in the pictures at all. Often we are the parents,taking the pictures. Or we are working, or cleaning, or fighting or worrying.
Lost are the times when all we cared about was having a good time. Being silly, and for me, often being stupid.
Of course, I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of this YOUNG man. but a little bit of me mourns the loss of the young me. I spend too much time staying in a state of hurrying, worrying, yelling, cleaning, etc. I want pictures of me being happy, carefree and living in the MOMENT. And in these pictures I want my family doing the same!! You just...never....know.
Rest in peace, young friend. You were loved and will be missed.