How Quickly We Forget

How Quickly We Forget

How many losses have to go by? How many tears do we have to cry? How many times must we be reminded of how short life truly is? Why is it we forget?

I cannot count the sick rooms I have visited, and unexpected funerals I have attended, during which I heard statements like…
If only I’d visited more. If only we’d worked out our differences. If only I’d tried a little harder. If only…

Then the pain heals a bit, and Oh! How quickly we forget.

Days go by anger fills our soul, and no more are we whole. Then one day we get that call, and again we say if only…

What does it take for us to remember all the time? What must we lose before we learn? I had a teacher tell me once, “You’ll learn when it hurts badly enough” So my friends, how badly do you have to hurt? When will you remember?

Babies are born, old men and women die, and then there are the unexpected events and once again we’re left wondering where all the time went.

Do you not know you had it all along? But you were too busy singing your sacred songs. Thinking your way was the only one that was right, and there death was stilling another from your life.

Oh! How quickly we forget…

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