Ben Franklin said this, “ In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Well something to this effect anyway.

I disagree. Tax evasion has been done before.

Today, had lunch with an ex-colleague. I won’t mention the name of the company we worked in except to say that is it s large Finnish multinational in the telecommunications space. I met CT when she interviewed and she had this super glam resume photo which may be the reason she got the interview. I can’t remember. She must have been one of the early users of photoshop.

Well, she was a kid then with hair well below her waist. And now a 32 year old mother and wife (with hair cropped). And her birthday today. Happy Birthday CT!

Actually, this post has nothing much to do with the title except we had a fleeting conversation about death in the context of doing some charity work. She wanted to do some charity stuff and asked me for some ideas. I mentioned a few including Bizlink (where I volunteer), Club Rainbow (where I used to) and Dover Park Hospice (where I visited once). CT mentioned that she was “not ready” to work in an area related to death like hospice, Club Rainbow, that sort of thing.

As for me, I have no problems with death per se. I’m rested in my belief that I will be in a better place. The prospect of the how terrifies me. For a couple of reasons; trauma from my frequent visits and multiple operations from my youth (between the ages of 7 and 10, I think… I can’t really remember, mental block) and witnessing several friends going through illnesses.

But we concluded that we’ll let that take care of itself. We’ve, in the meantime, been left with a life to continue living.

Philippians 2:1-4

1Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,

2make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.

3Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;

4do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.