June 19, 2041


Until last year June 19 was not a day with particular meaning for me. With absolute certainty I had never spent anytime considering this day in the year 2041. That changed when my Father’s heart ceased to beat in the still of a spring night last year. He was ten days short of his 83rd birthday. If I live a life as long as Dad’s I need to keep breathing until this day in 2041.

There is nothing profound in this realization. It was simply another day. Yet it makes me pause for a moment and look 27 years into the future and I think of what I may do with those years and what I will see and learn. It goes by so fast.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Thank you for reading. Love you Dad!


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