Glenn Charles

Adventurer | Photographer | Connector

Today I am a Time Traveler with a Camera... Tomorrow, who knows

Life is short - A follow up

Less than 5 days ago I sat with my friend Jerry and chatted about life, the weather, and all the other interesting things that guys find time to talk about.  Four days ago, my friend Jerry, while driving to St. John suffered a heart attack at the wheel.  Somehow, magically, he managed to drive the car into a ditch as he blacked out.  A person behind him pulled over and they managed to get him to a hospital in very short order.

Life conspires with us and against us in the constant ebb and flow of luck, karma, fate, or whatever you might choose to call it.  In this case, Jerry was on his way to the hospital for an injury to his arm, something that most likely helped save his life.  Had he not been on his way to the hospital, he might have been out on his boat, in the Bay of Fundy, searching for whales when the heart attack occurred.  Had that been the case, things would probably not have turned out so well.

Two days ago the doctors installed a pace maker in Jerry's heart.  Yesterday they released him and today I had the complete joy of hugging this wonderful human being.  Life is short folks, it really is.  It has been a tough two weeks in my circle of friends, and I hope that sharing with you can convince you to make the changes in your life that you so desire.

Too many things are put off, to much time is wasted.  Too many woulda, coulda, shoulda moments overtake us as we ride along this thing called life.  If you feel a calling to do something different with your life, or to make some significant change, then you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to do it now.  I will say it again, today is the only moment in time that you have control of.  It is the only moment in time that actually exists.  Yesterday is gone, today is NOW, there is no guarantee that tomorrow will ever come.

Transient

To the special people in my life; to my close friends and social circle.  To my two beautiful children I say this.  I love you all and appreciate all that you have done and that you do for me.  I hope that you find some inspiration in these words to go live your life to its fullest potential.  I hope my images can help show what a peaceful and beautiful world we actually live in; one that is worthy of enjoying and protecting.

As I just told my friend Dan, if their is one special thing that I have learned over the past 5 years it is this:

"Have faith that no matter what path you choose, no matter what choice you make --  that if you jump, if you really commit, then all will work out exactly as it should".

Peace & Love

G-