Life is about lighting up the lives and times and moments of others besides ourselves. I hope I have managed to do this so far and I intend to keep at it. Life isn't easy or fair but I'm learning these more and more, daily.
Sometimes it feels like just when things are starting to add up finally, life chooses to throw in some complex mathematics that seems practically insolvable. Sigh. For instance, just when we thought disappearing planes and plane crashes were done for the year, a whole Airbus carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore ups and disappears. It is believed that the plane might have crashed after a request by the pilot to climb higher mid-flight was refused due to traffic. I shudder to think of the several lives that would be affected by his devastating tragedy.
I, myself , am dealing with a personal tragedy of mine. A former colleague, friend and neighbor passed away on Saturday, avoidably nonetheless. It hurts to recall how broken her hubby seemed yesterday at the thought that his "virtuous wife" is gone forever. Indeed Bose was one of a kind. She was smart, intelligent and caring. Sh had so much going for her that it really hurts to know that she's been cut down in her prime. No one saw this coming, it's a tough pill to swallow.
With so many tragedies occurring left, right, centre and around about us, I've chosen to focus on the positive things and try hard to accept the sad news for what they are. I've chosen not to give up on life and people, but to do my part in making the world a better place.
I'm learning to accept life and it's tricks. One step at a time, one day at a time too.
Rest in peace to all those who died in his December 2014.
Rest in peace Abosede Adebomi.