Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Life’s too short…

I can’t predict the future but let’s face facts. Friedreich’s Ataxia means I’m not going to live a long and healthy (that boat has already sailed) life. Sorry if that’s a morbid thing to say but I’m just being honest. There’s no point in me burying my head in the sand on the subject of death. Everyone else does but I don’t know why because all humans die, it’s just some pass away sooner than others. Personally, human mortality means that life should be embraced and lived to the full. I accept my life is not going to be the longest but that allows me to enjoy everything a little bit more.

Every now and then, you are reminded that this cliché of ‘Life’s too short’ rings true. I had this moment earlier today when I logged onto Facebook and saw that it has somehow been five years since a boy in my form passed away. Now, I’m not going to claim that Elliot Simms and I were best mates but we’d often have a laugh, whether that be making up songs or inventing the bachelor club (not to do with super noodles) of which I’m still a member of. He was one of the few people who I felt comfortable around and would make an effort to talk to me.

I do think of him from time to time but the fact five years has passed eventhough it feels like yesterday just illustrates that life is extremely short. Them five years have completely flashed by. It’s like 9/11. That seems quite recent but it’s the 13th anniversary this September. I suppose the point I’m trying to make is that time is on no ones side so people should live with no regrets. That’s not a new mantra but one that everybody should follow regardless of whether you’re ill or disabled because unfortunately, it is unknown what is around the corner.

I hope the post hasn’t depressed you all too much.

Bye for now! 

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