While waiting for details of my critique partner's interment, we received word an aunt had died unexpectedly. We ended up leaving immediately after Nan's services on Tuesday for her funeral in north Georgia on Wednesday.
We're back on the island now, and somewhat recovered from the trip, but I can't help contemplating my own mortality. I'm sure everyone does this from time to time, especially after sad occasions like these, but for some reason this week hit me especially hard.
I know I'm making a greater effort to enjoy friends and family while I can. I hope every one of you will, too.