August 2, 2007

Melancholy...

A young man's life cut short, memorialized for one short day on the cover of a local newspaper, then left in the rain and wind in a shopping cart. Makes me sad...

"Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth..."

3 comments:

tadd said...

The Measure of Man

Not “How did he die”? But “How did he live?”
Not “What did he gain?” But “What did he give?”
Not “What was his station?” But “Had he a heart?”
And “How did he play his God-given part?”
Not “What was his shrine? Nor “What was his creed?”
But “Had he befriended those really in need?”
Not “What did the piece in the newspaper say?”
But “How many were sorry when he passed away?”
Was he ever ready with a word or good cheer,
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

Author Unknown

The Capo's said...

Hi Mary,
You are so sensitive to think this way. You are very special.
Gina

Randy said...

James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.