Final Appointment

As a matter of facts, we all have an inescapable appointment with death. It just that we do not know the time yet.

Kelvin’s paternal 5th uncle passed away earlier this week. A loss of a dearly loved family member in this festive season where everyone is happily preparing for lunar new year is not easy for everyone in the family. Many times, we sit together and no one speaks a word. We do not know what to say. Silence becomes the best way to mourn.

I sat beside my father-in-law, who was sitting alone at a corner during the funeral. I wonder the depth of his sadness to have lost a brother whom he had worked together with for more than 30 years. There’s no conversation between us as we listened to the funeral band played the last song before the cremation.

Life is too short and many times it’s like a dream. Perhaps you have heard this a million times, this time make it real for you: cherish life and focus on why it is so special. Learn to look around and see who is still alive and say everything you have to say to the living now while you are alive, forgive quickly, love truly, find joy in small thing, love every moment and live in every moment…

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