A friend died last weekend.
At his funeral yesterday we heard of many accidents and escapades which could have cost him his life, but like a cat with nine, he survived.
One of those left him in a coma which he wasn’t expected to survive. When he came round he had multi disabilities but he overcame them, learned to walk and talk again and the only long-term impact was a tendency to slur his words.
However, his death was the result of another accident and as no-one knew exactly where he was working it took Search and Rescue a long time to find him.
There are several lessons to be learned from this life cut short.
The biggest is that we all have only one life.