Saturday, October 14, 2006

O death! Where is thy sting?

When we read/hear about other people's pain, to us, it's news 'cos we're not going through it, but to them, it's pain. Pain is pain no matter who it affects. I was on my blog rounds today when i stumbled on 2 of my daily reads, Londonbuki and Rosetintedglasses. They blogged about a guy, who is a blogger that passed away. I didn't know him, neither did i get to read his blog entries before today. As i read his blog, i felt the tears stinging my eyes. I tried to force them back, but to no avail. I've never been an emotional person. Infact, when my uncle who was 35 died 3 years ago, i didn't cry. I'm somewhat surprised that reading this young man's blog entry made me cry. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed, so we need to make the best use of every opportunity we're given to wake to another beautiful day. Looks like he had a premonition of his death. Just read his last blog entry where he professed his love for a certain lady. His last statement on his blog, had a tone of finality to it. That person u've vowed never to talk to again, make peace with him/ her now 'cos u never know what will happen the next minute. That outfit u're saving for a special occassion, wear it now, that person u're hiding ur feelings for, show him/ her that u care. I wonder how the lady would feel reading his blog, him professing his love for her on the www? I'll leave u guys with something i read (i've forgotten who actually said it), when u came into the world, u were crying and everyone around u was happy and rejoicing, live ur life in a way that when u leave, u'll be rejoicing and those around will shed tears of joy for being a part of ur life.
May his soul rest in peace, and i pray the Lord who is the greatest comforter of all, comforts his family and friends.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

what is the site address genius?

Anonymous said...

found it.how sad.

LondonBuki said...

I totally agree with you Bijou... words cannot descrive the pain people go through when they lose someone... My prayer for these people is for the Almighty God to fill the void left behind with wonderful memories...

ABBEY said...

wow thats pretty sad, may his soul rest in peace!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

May his soul rest in peace. This is the type of news I never want to hear but its a fact of life. I pray the Lord will continue to comfort those who have been blessed to have known him.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

I can't even begin to imagine the pain his family and friends are going through... God will be with them through this truly difficult time.. it's so hard esp as he was so young... life is nothing eh... it just goes in the blink of an eye.. who would've thought.. HE ACTUALLY LEFT A COMMENT ON MY BLOG>>>> I never would've thought... oh my God

Dipo Tepede said...

I am not very good with death! may his soul rest in perfect peace.

Please, kindly furnish moi with the site addy.

Belle said...

Bijou...This entry was deep.
May his soul rest in peace. How devastating for his friends and family :( Reading his blog entries put alot into perspective for me, and reinforced what i already know... that life truly is too short..Tomorrow truly isn't guaranteed...its so true. I finally called my best friend and made peace...surprisd the heck out of him...i swore i would never talk to him again... but i explained..what is the point in holding grudges? Life is too short..

PS-- i'm guessing you didn't make it to "the mecca" this weekend?

Life through rose-tinted glasses said...

babe reading ur blog brought fresh tears to my eyes. u wrote it quite well. i havent had much personal death experience apart from my grandmum that died when i was nine and my aunt two years ago. i felt bad about my aunt's but not this grief mayb bcos b4 he died we were very close, he called me a couple of days earlier, its just way too personal. i dont think i'll ever get through the pain. Thanks girl for writing about it here thoug. God bless

temmy said...

It really is very sad. The last time i felt this way was when i lost my brother. This posts about death.... God will help us all to live our lives the way that will glorify Him.

Beautifully Human said...

I too shed a tear when I read about his demise, even though I did not know him personally.
Life is too short and we should live it to the full, but remembering that we all have to give an account to the Almighty when we stand before him.
I'm glad you put up this post;you've said it much better than I could have. Nice one.

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

My dear people, thanks for the comment. Reading about lawd of the deep's death and another lady, not a blogger, Tola Okoya-Thomas nee Olutola's death, shattered my heart. They were 27 and 28 respectively, young and just starting their lives. Even though i'm tempted to ask why, i dare not! It is well. I don't know these folks, but reading about them, put a lot of things into perspective for me, and makes me acknowledge the fact that it is in God that i live, move and have my being. Knowing this fact, humbles.

@Temmy, my dear big sis please accept my condolence on the loss of ur brother. I'm sure u've gotten over it by now and moved on.

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

@Belle: Did u give "him" the number? I'm glad u made peace with ur bestfriend. Seriously, it's pointless holding grudges. I'm sure u had a blast this weekend. Please, give us the 411 jere.

Belle said...

hey girl.. gave "him" the number today..tell "her" to expect a call..hehe

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

Belle u're just too much. Thanks jere u understand. She was kind of expecting a call over the weekend, but i think he sent her a msg on facebook. Anyways, u're such a cool Big sis.