Today I’m struck by how fleeting life can be – we are here today and gone tomorrow.
Yesterday (18.03.2017) around mid-day after returning from a business meeting, I was greeted by a resident of the complex to let me know one of the residents was found dead in her flat. At the complex where I live, we receive a call from the Security Desk at 9:00 every morning just to make sure we are okay. When the Security person called her room yesterday, there was no answer and upon investigation found her dead in her room.
Watching her body being taken away by the Funeral Undertakers yesterday was really sad – a stark reminder of how I watched my own mom’s body being taken away.
What was even more sad and thought provoking was watching her family come in this morning to clear out her place – removing all trace of her ever even being here. The family sent two male members with a kombi and one of the two drove her car away.
I was struck by how wise it was to send someone with a kombi to take everything away in one foul swoop rather than have four or six motor vehicles each carrying a load which I think would have been more traumatic for the family.
Is that what life is? You’re here today and gone tomorrow?
so easy to remove all trace that you’ve ever existed?
Sitting at my window there is a glaring empty space where her car used to park – a glaring reminder of someone who once was and who is no more.
I will miss the nameless resident who I never even got a chance to know (I’ve only been living here for almost two months now and don’t even know how long she has was here). I think she only moved in about a month before I did.
I will miss seeing her go out every day and come back home to where home was for the last period of her life.
Oh death where is your victory? Oh death where is your sting?
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