OK, I-Pod . . . do U-Pod 2?

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We may lose, and we may win;

but we will never be here again . . .

     . . . sang The Eagles in their 70’s hit, “Take It Easy.”  I’m grinning at the truth behind the words as I listen and am reminded that you and I (we) will never be here (now) again, and we could all stand to be thinking in terms of how to make the most of each precious passing moment of life on Earth. 

     Described by her EMT co-workers as a magnificient,  and glowing personality, a young mother of three was snuffed out this week in Georgetown, Delaware, in a freak accident that took her life and that of her octogenarian patient when the ambulance they were riding en route to the hospital swerved to avoid a deer and crashed into a bank of trees.  Surely nothing anyone could ever have dreamed possible.  Yet her loss, and the patient’s, underscore the certainty of The Eagles famous line because they will never be here again.

     It’s not without pause that I consider this as I drive nearby the mourners today, and “Take It Easy” pops into my ears from the technologically magical I-Pod my daughter gave me and that my granddaughter programmed for me.  The words give me cause to think about what I’m doing with the here and now’s of my own life.  I wonder about others. 

     Do we just forget that we don’t live forever?  Do we just think that others die, but we won’t?  Or that we’ll live to be 100 regardless of what we do or don’t do?  Or do we just not think at all? 

     I like the advice I’ve heard to look in the mirror everyday and ask myself if I’m having fun, if I am doing my best to reach my goals, if I am helping others to achieve theirs, and ask myself what I need to do today to keep my life moving forward.  After all, I am the only one with the answers to these questions, right?

     Amazing things, I-Pod’s.  But the thoughts they prompt by the music you personalize yours with (because it IS a composite of all your favorite, songs, instrumentals, and audio clips that you most closely identify yourself with—true?) can be even more amazing . . . IF you’ll let them be . . . which of course you increase the odds for when you “Take It Easy!”               halalpiar

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3 Comments to “OK, I-Pod . . . do U-Pod 2?”

  1. OK, I-Pod . . . do U-Pod 2?on 22 Jun 2008 at 2:34 am

    […] OK, I-Pod . . . do U-Pod 2? Do we just forget that we don’t live forever?  Do we just think that … I need to do today to keep my life moving forward.  After all, I am […]

  2. saraon 23 Jun 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Well, I think the writer is “right on” with this technology!

  3. Lois Andersonon 01 Jul 2008 at 9:57 am


    An RN I know at BeBe Hospital ER knew the EMT your blog post mentions, personally, and worked on her after the accident. He (the RN) had even babysat for the EMT’s children. He shared with us the overwhelming sadness experienced by the EMT and ER personnel with regard to this freak accident. I have sung the lyrics to this “Eagles” hit many, many times. Technology is truly amazing. Thanks for using it to remind me, again, that every minute of every day counts, and once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

    Thanks, too, for “Wastin’ Away In Literaryville”! I love your sense of humor and really enjoy your writing.


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