Sunday, 12 August 2007

With Every Heartbeat

I don't know if you've heard this particular song yet, by Swedish artist Robyn. It's called "With Every Heartbeat" and it sums up perfectly what it means to live the adult life - a life full of loss, and the need to move on. Sure, the song's depressing as hell but the electro pop feel to it is very New Order, and catchy as hell. Listen to it here, and you'll get a feel of what's going through my mind right now.

But my tiny little misery doesn't really compare to that of David Tennant's, whose mother died of cancer last month. The actor, who has played the role of the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who for almost three years now, has kindly thanked fans who've made a donation online to the support charity, the ACCORD Hospice, that helped David's mother - Helen Macdonald - through her final days. You too can support the charity by clicking here and donating as little (or as much) as you want. Every penny makes an impoprtant difference.

I remember when my grandfather died of stomach cancer a few years ago now. This man who was so full of life was suddenly drained and empty. Watching him in his final days was painful (to say the least) and I don't envy David at all for the courage he must have to have faced watching his own mother slowly die before him. My thoughts are with David and his family.

It's times like this that I'm reminded of how fragile life really is. Honestly, we waste so much of our existence watching television soaps, or eating junk food, or whatever - when in reality we should all be out there enjoying ourselves. Don't you think it's time we all lived up to our full potential before it's too? Enjoy your life for everything it's worth.
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