Thursday, September 30, 2010


“Life is a stage. Each person is a performer. Everyone tries to fulfill the role we were assigned to or what society expected us to be. The stage is only temporary. Eventually we had to get off the stage when the character was no longer needed to be part of the play. You just hope that you would get that big applause when you take the final curtain call.” There I stood among the crowd, people coming and going all around me, the music was blaring, the people were dancing, yet I was alone in my thoughts, about life and how we all live on borrow time.

Hey TOTA, what with the “gloom and doom” thoughts? Isn’t it the most wonderful time of the year? The Pats are 2-1 and Brady-Moss/Welker Trio looks really good. The Wings pre-season records were not impressive but home opener on Friday, October 8th should be exciting. So why the long face (in place of the chubby round face)?
In August, a woman from our parish was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She was only 38 years old and a single mother. Knowing that she had a very slim chance, PG asked that all the money raised from the trivia night and other fundraising activities be put into a trust fund for her 12 years old son.

A few weeks ago, a co-worker who used to work with my husband at a previous company had an operation due to fluid built up in his left lung. We went to visit him at St. Clair Hospital after he was out of intensive care unit. We said that when he was well enough to go home, we would bake him a pie, knowing how much BO liked apple pie. BO went home with the sad news that the cancer in his lung has spread to other parts of the body and into the bone. Two weeks ago, we visited BO at home and brought him the apple pie as promised. BO passed away last night. He was 70 years old.

Life is a temporary stage. So let’s dance, let’s sing and let’s have fun. Don’t worry too much about critics or getting awards, even if you forget your next line or don’t know what the next act is supposed to be. In fact, create your own character, make up your own lines or just be in the role you are comfortable playing. Life is a stage and you are the leading actor, play it well!

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