Monday, August 22, 2011

221 of 365

Today was a weird day that started with news of the death of a popular political leader in Canada who seemed to be taken from this world way too soon.  In Canadian history, this is going to be one of those "I remember where I was when I heard the news" days.  

I was on the trolley on the way to work reading my Twitter timeline when I found out.  Isn't that a sign of the times?  I get all my breaking news on Twitter.  

I spent my evening in SL alone thinking about all the deaths in my life this year.  I've attended three funerals so far, and it looks like my family will be attending the state funeral here in Toronto on Saturday.  Even though I didn't know him personally, news of Jack Layton's death and battle with cancer hit me hard.  Why does it seem like all the good people in the world die of cancer or in terrible accidents, and the mean, terrible ones live to be a hundred?  

Anyway, tomorrow is another day.  I'm sure I will be feeling better after a night of sleep.  Nothing else to do except to keep on moving forward.

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