I know how the title sounds, like death is a bus that passes by and we are at the bus stop waiting for it, like the yellow ones coming to pick school children in the morning
Sadly, this bus doesn’t bring them back in the evening. But yes you heard me right.
Death can wait. It actually waits patiently but no matter how long, it still comes. To some soon, to some later.
Therefore I’m correct to say, we are on borrowed time that can be called ‘in the meantime‘ or ‘as death awaits‘ because it will wait. In the meantime,
Do your assignment.
live life the best way you know
Be on your guard. Sow seeds
Your actions will escort you to that bus stop where your bus awaits.
I hear you can’t beat death, and death comes with such a finality. Its a like a conclusion of a matter but you can beat it in life, the way you live it. Live a life death can’t stop, because in your absence you still live on. The idea is not to live forever, we only have so much time . The idea is to create something that out lives you by investing in accounts whose returns are not material.
But death can wait, for those important things you need to do. Its actually waiting on you..
To be someone’s hero.
To be that person who gives someone a reason to live.
To undo your misdoings, to put yourself in order.
To love, to forgive, to rise.
To achieve those goals and set new ones.
But to also know that your net worth is in lives touched, hearts lifted and memorable moments shared with those who matter amidst busy schedules. Not in cars built and houses bought. Not in career ladders climbed or tittles acquired.
To realize its borrowed time.
That your family should matter so much. Its the only place you won’t be replaced.
That way, if the sweet chariot comes swinging low, announced or silently, with a notice or abruptly , we know we are sojourners who chose to live full lives.
And death shall have no dominion, because there’s life after it. And because by our actions, we have chosen to live lives death can’t stop.
A tribute to our fallen heroes, to those who lived lives that even death hasn’t been able to stop.
Reflections on death.
4th July 2019