Thursday, January 10, 2008

Feeling quiet

I'm feeling a little introspective today.

Yesterday I was told that someone I met a few times at the end of last year has died. I don't know the actual circumstances, but she was a young mother, so it is a tragedy.

Something like that makes you realise the transience of life.

Three notable things:

1. Jane Austen is apparently too ugly for a bookcover?

2. Do you need to read books to be clever? Son 1 would say no!

3. I emailed a poem to a competition yesterday, very much last minute as it was the closing date!


Casdok said...

Im sorry to hear of the young mother. Life can seem very harsh at times.
And poor Jane Austen. Life is also very unfair to!

Caroline said...

Sometimes we are sent messages that make us grab the now.

And why does it always come down to beauty? I want to be Jane Austen.

Anne Brooke said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. That's awful.

Sending hugs to you.


Lane Mathias said...

That's an awful piece of news Cathy.
Brings it home doesn't it:-(

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

That's grim news. Awful when it happens. And, yes, life's transience... but, for the moment, we still have living to do. So good luck with the competition.

Anonymous said...

It really does make you realise how precious life is.

Good luck with the poem.

Crystal xx