Sad Day

today i went out to meet a customer in his factory;  i was informed by his workers that his wife died of cancer 4 days ago and he would be back later in the week.  i felt very sorry, emotioally drained, to hear this; he has an unmarried son ( in our part of the world marriages are arranged by parents) and he was very devoted to his wife.

My college classmate's wife also died of cancer within a short span of 8,9 months after her cancer was detected.  he had looked forward to a peaceful retired life with his wife; his children are very well settled, both in the usa. he and his wife had amassed wealth through frugal living and good investments; her cancer was detected just after their son's marriage and she is no more.  my friend is all alone; a maid helps him.  for major part of their lives they had lived apart, she a bank manager and he a nuclear scintist.

kalyaniyinmani kalyaniyinmani 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2009

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I am sorry you had to feel and experience the pain of untimely death. It happens that way sometimes.

As much as you plan for tomorrow, you can never plan around faith.

Perhaps the lesson here is too live everyday to it's fullest. If you know how and can afford what a short time can offer.