Life is too short to drink cheap wine,
a friend used to say
as he sipped his favorite red wine.
He died young
but enjoyed lots of fine wine
in his short life.
What will you do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver asked.
She, too, knew the how fragile life could be
and the urgency of embracing the moment.
Even if we live for
eighty years or ninety,
is it ever enough?
Is there not one more thing to be done,
one more place to see,
one more goal to accomplish,
one more person to forgive?
Say yes to the invitation,
act on impulses,
be kind and generous,
eat good food and
drink good wine.
Live each day as if it were your last.
I’ve been feeling life’s brevity and fragility these days. That feeling males life all the sweeter for me and stirs gratitude in my soul. Thank you for these good, true words.
Thanks Jake. Finding courage to live life to the fullest in the midst of a pandemic is a challenge.