Tuesday, June 05, 2012

A Death In The Family, Part Two

Stairway to Heaven

For the first part of this post, about the ultimate lesson that death teaches us, including some truly inspiring comments, click here.

It's done. I'm back.

Three quotes that, in my opinion, sum up the ultimate lesson that death teaches us:

“The great tragedy of the average man is that he goes to his grave with his music still in him.” 
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon--instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today." 
-- Dale Carnegie, author, How To Win Friends and Influence People

"I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark burn out in a brilliant blaze than be stfled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist." 
-- Jack London, author and journalist

So go. Live your life; I mean really live it. Seize your day today.

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ImAFatBastardWhoAteMyKitten said...

Thanks for those inspirational words Angry! Before, I used to look up to the great trolls of the past who, with a single sentence, could cause a bunch of pacifists to shoot each other to death. I used to think I could never be a troll so great as them. I was hesitant, too careful and unwilling to go the extra mile. But now, your post has made me realise I need to troll my own way instead of living in the shadows of trolls past. I now intend to troll blogs like never before, and become the troll I always wanted to be! Thanks for believing in me.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Pleasant surprise to come across your two posts ‘A Death in the Family’ Angry Medic. My admiration for you can only grow… ‘Tis rare for such a handsome brute to have depth too (and a sense of humour) – you are indeed blessed…

‘We are the mere twinkling of a dying star in the vast universe of life, a fading passage in the greatest book ever written, a footprint in the sand at the mercy of the tides …

We must exist for the moment – for a moment is all we have.’

Edith G Glockenspiel

Anna :o]

A Doc 2 Be said...

Just what I needed to hear today. Thank you!

What does death mean to me?

I learned when my son died that life ends, often too soon and very unexpectedly. I learned the life moves on, even if grief does not.

I learned when my 2nd son was born that life begins anew, never forgetting those who have gone before us, but living and loving for today.


Anonymous said...

The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski. Find it.

Dr Erhumu - twitter@drerhumu said...

Sobering, very sobering.

Amanda said...

Love this. Thank you :)