Life is Fragile and Precious .... A Tribute to Dick.
I just received the news from my wife that an old friend is in hospice and is dying of cancer. I have not known him for very long; I think just over a year. It should have come with really no surprise. After all he is 84-years-old, and he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after I met him.
Still, I was overcome with a flurry of emotions. Sadness came first, of course, then warmth. I was glad to have known him the short time that I did. He was a man that truly lived in the moment and had a sincere warmth I have rarely experienced from another human being.
Suzuki Roshi once said how lucky we are that life is impermanent. It makes it more special. Finally I felt gratefulness followed quickly by determination. I will not waste my life.
Thank you Dick.
Posted by Dan Garner