The recent i heart faces challenge inspired me. For the challenge, you have to post an image that includes a face, and so I couldn’t use the one that immediately popped to mind.
So, here’s my GO RED post to raise awareness for heart disease. I’ll post a separate i heart faces post later, but this one is special.
Many of you know that the GO RED initiative is important to me, as heart disease took both my grandfather and father from our family way too young.
In their honor, my entry is a candle burning behind the words of my wedding invitation. Neither one was able to be there for our big day, and all our loved ones that had passed were missed greatly.
This image reminds me that there is so much out there to be experienced, so much love to share, and that every single day someone loses a friend, family member, co-worker, etc.
There’s two things that come to mind for me with this … one contemporary and one historic. I have to wonder if the Dixie Chicks based their “Top of the World” song on Oliver Wendell Holmes’ famous quote.
From the Dixie Chicks…
“There’s a whole lot of singing that’s never gonna be heard
Disappearing everyday without so much as a word somehow”
And Oliver Wendell Holmes…
“The biggest tragedy in America is not the great waste of natural resources – though this is tragic; the biggest tragedy is the waste of human resources because the average person goes to his grave with his music still in him.”
What is your music? Are you letting it out, living your life so that others may experience what you are gifted with – or are you holding it inside waiting for the “right time” or the perfect opportunity? Are you doing what you love, or still searching? Are you waiting to say “I love you” or waiting to spend time with someone?