It looks like a world where nothing could ever go wrong
Its good to just be in that space for a hour or so - living in the moment; drinking in the beauty and the quietness.
Because we all know that life is not like that -
Not all the time.
Today the man and I attended the memorial service for the young man who tragically took his own life about a month ago.
What was he facing that made him feel he just could not go on?
This I know - there would have been a way forward
And that is part of the horror.
There would have been a way for him, if he had just reached out to someone.
So there is a sort of rage with the sadness. . .
A decision taken in who-knows-what moment of irrationality
A handsome, fun loving guy, father of a young boy - gone forever.
And long term devastation for all those who loved him.
This post is really for me - to marvel at the human spirit: to marvel that we can still get joy in a world where there is so much trauma.
To marvel that even those who have experienced some of the worst of it, can still, in time, treasure being alive on this planet.