Sunday, September 18, 2011

Time Is Up

An acquaintance of mine just lost her step-son 4 days ago. He had his general check up a few weeks ago in Singapore and was declared in perfect health. Since there was no autopsy, nobody really knows the cause of his death.

He was reading a novel when he passed away. Forty-two years young.

Meanwhile, a dear uncle of mine in his 70s is still standing despite diabetes, heart problem and kidneys failure that requires dialysis twice a week.

I guess when it's your time, it is your time.

3 comments:

H. Nizam said...

You are right, when you've gotta go, you've gotta go.

colson said...

It is a sad story if young people die. Forty two is very young. It isn't fair.

We can try to keep death at distance by living a sensible life. But you're right; if the Grim Reaper comes there is no escape. .

But hey, there are exceptions. In Ingmar Berman's film "The seventh seal", the main character Antonius Block manages to postpone his death in times of the plague, by playing chess with Death.

triesti said...

@colson, harry one day I'll tell you the stories about my greatgrandma negotiating her death and my cousin's grandma predicted her death. At the moment I dont have time.