Roger Ebert died today. As we all will. A couple of years ago he wrote about death and what he thought of it. It pretty much perfectly encapsulates what I feel about both death and life.
Kindness is all that matters. Treating people decently. Making sure those who love you know how you feel about them. I don’’t have many driving life philosophies, but one of them is that at no time do I wish I had said things to someone but didn’t or wish to have made amends that I never made. I strive to make sure everyone’s last interaction with me would be a satisfying one if I got run down by a bus ten minutes later. We don’t know when we’re going to go so “later” is a silly concept.
Maybe I think about this more than most people because circumstances are such that I don’t get to see my kids every day. I don’t know. I think I felt this way before that. Either way, I feel like it’s a good philosophy to have.