When I was young, I made friends with older people often. It made for a better conversation frankly, while I waited for my peers to grow up.
Now, they are all old themselves, and many are dying of disease, I've lost five this year. Another has cancer, difficult and painful.
I wonder whether this is also happening to other Gen-Xers. It must be, the baby boomers were so numerous.
Today, I'm feeling a sense of the frailty of the mortal coil. And the importance of love and accomplishment. Of meaning in life.
If you are losing people too, just know that you are not alone. There are many things yet to discover in life. Do it while you have time.
I think that is what my friends would want me to say, more than words over their memorials.