Life Is Short

Last week, I had the sad news of an uncle passing away at the age of 64. And this morning I woke to hear of the death of Philip Gould, a sort of well-liked uncle to the Labour movement, at the age of 61.

Both of these filled me with sadness, one more than the other for obvious reasons.

It’s occasions like this that always hit us hard and make us think. And so it has been with me.

I thought I’d share this image with you all, which I first saw a year or so ago and whose sentiments I tend to like. It’s true: Life is fleeting and we should try to grab it by the scruff of the neck and not let go.


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