Death is something that affects all of us directly or indirectly. It's a part of human life, a part of never ending cycle that will never break. Whether we knew them or not, we can not help but relate to that person. They, like us, have dreams, family, and of course friends. Those friends and family are impacted greatly by the loss of their loved one. They were children, playing with toys and cuddling with teddy bears. They had dreams, plans for what they wanted to do with their life. Now that they are gone, a goodbye becomes more concrete rather than a simple see you later.
Life is a gift. Every day isn't a guarantee. We should carpe diem every day because we may never get to feel happy. We should stack the chips high, and prepare to lose it all. Live life like we're afraid that its going out of style. It's too short to be spent unhappy. It's too short to be haunted by the ghosts of the what ifs. We should rue the day, because the open road is spread out as far as the eye can see and it's blankness is waiting to he filled.
When you look back in life do you want to leave something behind? Leave love, leave a legacy, leave happy. Leave knowing that you've completed exactly what you've wanted to do.
Rest in peace Alex. I didn't know you all too great; however 17 is far too young to be saying concrete goodbyes to someone. Thank you for reminding us that life is a short gift that shouldn't be wasted with things, and that we truly shouldn't waste it.