Rest In Peace Old Friend

Tonight I learnt that an old friend from the Army had passed away, he died from Lung Cancer.

I had known him for many years and while we were not close I saw him as a brother, a brother in arms and a brother in the fight against cancer.

What surprised me most was my reaction to the news.

It hit me like a blow to the body and caused me to sob, tears ran down my cheeks.

Other friends have passed away and while I have been sad I have never had such an uncontrolled response before.

Part of it was shock I think, only a few weeks ago he looked well and while he had been hospitalised recently I thought he had more time.

The lesson for me and indeed everyone, is to make the most of every moment, everyday for who knows what tomorrow brings?

Rest In Peace.

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