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The Brevity of Life

The Brevity of Life

I saw the Foo Fighters for the first time at the end of February.

I'd always been told it was a phenomenal show but never had the opportunity to experience them live. The show was better than I could have imagined and I left the show with a deep connection to their music and to them as people. I looked forward to when I might see them next.

Then I found out only five days ago that Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl's best friend and drummer for the Foo Fighters, was dead.

I just saw that John Stamos tweeted a picture of Taylor Hawkins last text to him, it read: "Ya We've yet to fully have a hang -Got a put that s--t together before we die."

Whatever your version of that text is...and to whoever you might have sent or plan to send such a text to, now is the time.

In Meditations, Marcus Aurelius writes:

Suppose that a god announced that you were going to die tomorrow "or the day after." Unless you were a complete coward you wouldn't kick up a fuss about which day it was — what difference could it make? Now recognize that the difference between years from now and tomorrow is just as small.

We have now. We may not have tomorrow.

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Jamie Larson
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