“In the end these things matter most: how well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?” Buddha
I’ve always been a straight shooter with zero tolerance for bullshit and I come by that honestly as my father was a straight shooter. Where there is death there is drama – I hate to sound so cold but it’s true. I remember my father talking about a man he knew that had died. He didn’t like the man and according to my father, neither did anyone else. Yet somehow in death the man became this great man and all loved him. I can still hear my father’s voice as he said ” the man was an asshole, the only difference about him now is he is a dead asshole.” Don’t get me wrong, I never speak ill of the dead but if I didn’t like someone in life, I don’t like them any better in death. My father had a point and a lesson taken from that man’s death was to treat people like you want to be treated.
I believe that no one dies before their time and every life on earth has their own destination time to death. Life is short and you have to take the time to make sure your loved ones know how much you love them. In every death there is much to be learned; how one lived their life, good or bad, is a lesson for the rest of us. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and not one of us is better than the other. After all we all have the same destination – death. We can’t escape it and sooner or later it’s coming. How we treat people and how we love is what tells all about us in life and in death.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
A great musician died yesterday and I have no idea how he lived his life. I only knew his music. He was a talented self-taught musician that defied human logic. The video below is a look at just the man and his talent. The world was blessed to witness his talent and the video below cuts through all the celebrity circus and takes you to the core and raw Prince Rogers Nelson. I hope Prince’s life was filled with the same amount of love as his talent. Enjoy…