Updated: Oct 7, 2019
Since the start of 2016, a number of global superstars have died. I constantly hear people saying, “What a shit year this is.”
No one can predict what’s going to happen when a new year begins, but why do these deaths seem more significant because it is a new year? People die every day.
It’s always very sad when someone dies. But when these particular people died, we were shocked in a different way because, somehow, we never expected them to.
Our celebrity heroes are people, juat like us. No one is immortal, even if in our fantasies perhaps we sometimes pretend that we could be. That’s the thing about death: it’s a given. Eventually we will all succumb. Can’t stop it no matter who we are – it’s gonna get us in the end.
It scares the shit out of me when I think about it. But while I’m still alive, I’m gonna make the most out of it and give it my best shot. I’m not going to get another chance. This is it. We make our own destiny; we make the choices in our life. Whether they are positive or negative ones, they’re solely ours.
So, how is it going for me so far? Fabulously! My choice. Hopefully I’ll be around for a long while yet. I want to see my beautiful grandson Zavier grow up. But I’ve no idea what’s going to happen tomorrow, so I’m living today as if it were my last. Life is what you make it.
Special thanks to my dear cousin Rita Boxill for allowing me to use a photograph I took at my uncle Sonny's funeral for this blog.
I wish you a spectacular, loving, happy, healthy, successful 2016!