As we turned to cross the road, a van zoomed past us, missing us by a fraction. The power of its slipstream almost sucked us into the road. We froze and remained rooted and unable to move for a second; it was a close shave.
The rest of the walk was filled with conversation around new life in the form of Liliya and old life in the form of Bev & Ken who were lucky to be still alive.
For me, the day was full of reflection on how delicate a balance life and death is. I found myself listing and thinking of everyone in my life who is now dead. It was more pleasant than morbid...so many nice memories. I wish they were still around to share some space with me: Perhaps that's exactly what they did do today.
Off the top of my head...
It was a strange day thinking about birth and death, but a very pleasant day all the same. It was nice thinking about every one of them.