Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's become a thing for me now. When a celebrity dies, I start to think about my own mortality - especially when that person is about my age. I'm also reading the obituaries in my local paper looking for guys that are my age. It's morbid and I hate myself for it - but I can't stop. I'm young by all standards. I have a long life ahead of me. Many adventures, many joys. And many heartaches. I will live a long and glorious life.
Natasha Richardson probably thought the same thing.
We hear it all the time. Life is short. Gather thee rosebuds while ye may, etc. But do any of us really do it? Do we drink the wild air at every opportunity? I don't. I try to, but I don't. I need to do that more. To live life. Because I too might be doing something so benign as skiing on a beginners slope and within two days I'm no more.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Ms. Richardson's family and friends. May you again live in the sunshine some day.