Five years ago today was the last day I got to spend with Karsten, although of course I didn’t know it at the time. People always think that if they could have a day back to spend with someone who’s gone, that they’d live it so differently. But most of the time there’s no heads-up notice that this day that you’re spending is the last one, so, y’know, you’d better make it good. In other words, even though it sounds trite to say “appreciate the time you have with the people you love,” if there’s anything more life-alteringly profound to say about that truth, I don’t know what it is.
Love on your people, and be grateful for them.