Our family received some sad news these last couple of days. My brother's future ex-wife passed away. I am not in a position to comment on what other people are going through. I can only comment on my perspective.
This news has shocked me and effected me in a way I was not prepared for. We were not incredibly close. We were nice to each other, but our paths only seemed to cross on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am saddened that her life was cut so short. She was only in her mid twenties. Although she had some health issues, mid twenties is just two young.
I find myself in a sudden rush to take better care of myself. Eating better and exercising have seemed to move up the list of priorities. Housework has taken a back seat the last two days a bit. Not totally but I feel like right now my time is better spent with my family. I know that there is a balance. I will settle back in to my routine and gain my balance back.
But for now, I think I will take my Clover to the park and enjoy the day.
Willow: Carpe Diem! You told me that once.
Buffy: Fish of the day?!
Willow: Not Carp, Carpe. It means seize the day.
Buffy: I think we're going to. . .
Willow: Wow. . .