In the Grove of the Temple of Isis
One of our co-workers gave birth to a baby girl today, and we are all very happy for her and her family. There is nothing more exciting than a new life, is there? At the same time, another of our co-workers is in the final stages of a disease she has been battling for several years.
The circle of life...
These two women never knew each other; they had never met, and yet they shared the same work space, but at different times. It occurred to me today how much our lives intertwine. We are like bubbles that bounce up against each other and then drift away, only to bounce up against other bubbles -- sort of like the theory of Six Degrees of Separation. One of my co-workers is friends with Billy Gardell, the fellow in the new sit-com "Mike and Molly". That would make me separated by two degrees from "Mike and Molly". It's strange when you think about that, isn't it?
There is a definite rhythm -- a music -- to the circle of life, and it's quite beautiful.
We have all read Linda Ellis's poem, "The Dash". There is so much in that dash. I hope the new baby born today will have a long and happy "dash", as a new circle of life begins.