2016 is going to be written into history as one that threw us some major curve balls.
The year started with a growing number of deaths of persons we grew up with (providing you are of a certain vintage).
David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Ronnie Corbett. Individuals that played a significant role in our musical taste, how we relate to comedy and what we watch on the big screen. I know there are many others, each loss impacting their fans.
2016 has given us a lot of moments of reflection.
These lives were celebrated in a variety of ways and the passing definitely left a mark. We have to remember that death is our final step in the life cycle. A life that should be well lived.
Keith Urban sings about “Wasted Time” and we talk about the best days of our life; is it hard to pin point what that exact time looks like.
As children we live rather care-free. Approaching adulthood, expectations change and the transition into becoming the person we will be is just starting. That progression never really changes until our end.
Over the weekend the horrific gun violence in Orlando, Florida proved that life is fragile. We must be aware at all times. We have become familiar with danger and realize that an evil presence can exist, but should we walk in fear? I think not.
The Orlando shootings devastated a community, not just in the City of Orlando, but around the world. And as it was framed; this act of violence is bringing out something stronger than hate. LOVE and SUPPORT for Orlando, the LGBTQ community, and citizens of the world.
Prayers and financial assistance are being channelled to Florida in support of those affected by this act of hatred and terror.
The weekend’s events will not be forgotten, but out of this remember; Love and Support. A feeling that needs to be a strong message to those trying to push the rest of us around.
We all want to realize our best days of our life. No one person should be taking that away from us.
Let’s continue to write history in 2016, but let it be peaceful and fulfilling.