Monday, October 23, 2006

Tell people now...

Monica, I and our children have lived in Irvington, NY for about three and a half years now. It's close to Tarrytown, near the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River. I belong to the Y in Tarrytown. That's where I swim and work out a few times per week.

I was riding home tonight, thinking about Duncan and about the blog and about the unique group of people that are coming together as a result of Duncan's passing.

Now, I can't speak for anyone but myself but here's what I realized. The greater portion of my life has been lived in association with other people. Family, friends, lovers, children, strangers met while on vacation who've become periodic friends. So much of what I know, think, believe and pass along is received wisdom, received anecdote, received bon mot.

My life has been touched by so many people. I can remember so many fine social situations shared with others where I learned something about them, about myself and about life.

I am who I am in part because of my experiences with others. Most likely, this is not an original observation, however, our coming together over Duncan should impel each of us to think of the people who have meant something to us, who have influenced us.. and make sure they know how we feel while we're still alive.


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