There are moments in life that come along and give you pause.
Some that allow a second, or two, or ten, to reflect.
Some that throw you into a tailspin, reliving all that used to be and could have been . . .
Some that stop you quite literally in your tracks.
And then, there are some that are borderline cataclysmic.
I've not had too many cataclysms in my life.
I considered myself lucky.
However, at present I find myself having to deal with quite a heavy blow.
My brother died.
He was here one day and then gone the next.
I found out in the form of everyone's greatest fear:
a phone call.
This particular one left me sobbing and collapsed upon the floor.
He was only 24.
What all this means,
is that everything has been put on hold for a while.
Books will come along,
when I feel up to writing them again,
but I can't say I'll be able to meet my originally stated deadlines.
After all, there are more important things.
In the meantime, take a moment to tell those who matter to you that you love them.
Don't let them forget - even if you're mad.
Do it Now,
because the sad truth is that
all too often "Later" becomes "Never."