Third Eye Blind - Losing a whole year / 97’
In each of us there is another whom we do not know. ” - Carl Jung
All parents shape their children. It cannot be helped. Youth,
like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers.
—The five people you meet in heaven - Mitch Albom
My funeral,” the Blue Man said. “Look at the mourners. Some did
not even know me well, yet they came. Why? Did you ever wonder? Why
people gather when others die? Why people feel they should?
“It is because the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives
intersect. That death doesn’t just take someone, it misses someone else,
and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives
“You say you should have died instead of me. But during my time on
earth, people died instead of me, too. It happens every day. When
lightning strikes a minute after you are gone, or an airplane crashes that
you might have been on. When your colleague falls ill and you do not.
We think such things are random. But there is a balance to it all. One withers, another grows. Birth and death are part of a whole.
—The five people you meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
” I’ve met a million people, been a million places, shook a million hands, seen a million faces. Had a million lows and million more highs, no i haven’t made a million but I’ve touched a millions lives. “
Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
“Jamie Vander Veeken is a proven winner and one of the top defenceman in the CHL,” Mavericks head coach Scott Hillman, a former Chatham Micmac, said in a news release. “He has a huge shot from the blue-line and the ability to move the puck up the ice quickly.”
Vander Veeken won the CHL championship in 2010 with the Rapid City Rush.
“We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?”
― Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow