I have a funeral today. I do not want to go, as it makes it all true, something I'd rather not believe. I've had a few too many of these lately. I am not happy that I seem to meet cancer and death with every phone call.
It seems a sad stage of life - gone are the engagements, weddings and babies. In comes the shattered lives, divorce and illness.
In Theroux's Hotel Honolulu he says "The only difference between a Hawaiian wedding and a Hawaiian funeral...was that there was one less person singing at the funeral".
This is life in it's simplest terms. So enjoy it while you are singing.