Something everyone needs to know about me, is I’m often a bit cold hearted and unfazed by tragedy. It is my belief everyone must go through it at some point in their lives and each of them have the capability to survive on their own. I will not coddle a person or go the extra mile to make anyone feel better. Granted, I will be sympathetic and a somewhat lax given circumstances but I will not go into excess amounts of special treatment. People need normality and reality to keep them grounded during harsh times is my philosophy. I’m starting to stray from topic so let me reel myself back in. I’m the person when my mom tells me “Oh (insert name) died today” I reply with “Well that sucks” and continue with my day. Unless, I was extremely close to a person or they happen to be family then I often don’t care bout a persons passing. I mean in life the only certainty we all have is that we are all gonna go at some point. I can’t stop and mourn for every person who goes. At the start of this weekend I received news someone I knew from High School had passed. I only really met him once but felt like I knew the guy inside and out. My freshmen year, I had a really close friend named Alexis, who I would spend my entire 6th period gossiping with. She and I were both dating Seniors who would give us trouble to no end so we would trade stories and advance. She happened to be dating this guy, so through her I got to know him well. When word of passing came my normally unfazed self felt a twinge of hurt and pain. This guy grew to mean something to me my 9th grade year via my friend Alexis. It’s crazy but her first love became synonymous with mine. Her losing hers just shook me and I can’t begin to imagine her pain right now.
Well, I begin to work Chris’s death out in my head and try to place it behind me. I receive the news from the link. It has the details of a car accident in which a boy from ROTC family was killed in a vicious car accident. I feel like I received a one-two punch combo. Again, I would normally be unmoved by such events. At most I fell a twinge of grief but can continue with my day. These two passings have really hit me. They have caused me to think and ponder. Both these men were very young. It has caused to become aware of the fact my age does not make me immortal. I am not guaranteed another year, month, week, or even day in this life. You must seize the day and make each one count. Every day must be memorable. These two men will not have dies in vain. Their deaths will hit many of our other friends and awakening in them a new will to live. May each of the families find solace through their grief. May my friend Alexis find the strength to be strong and May Chris and Luis both RIP.
I apologize for starting the day with something so morbid and melancholy. However, I needed an outlet to express my sentiments. I also felt the urge to stress how important living your life to the fullest everyday is. Do not waste a single moment because you truly never know when it can be your last.
The man, the myth, the legend is right outside my classroom. They are filming Park and Rec and UCLA. I can’t contain my excitement. I should be focused on my Midterm but I’m not. Paul Rudd is here. April and Andy!!! Ahhhhh….. Donna, Jerry and Tom…. Oh, my!!!!