Sunday, October 2, 2011

Before death, I have a LIFE

I've been suffering from colds for almost a week. This weekend I woke up with a slight fever again. The rain and infectious colds have prevented me to accomplish a lot of things. I can't meet Anna and Anne, can't attend to my errands and more importantly, I can't fulfill my regular weekend jogging. I stayed home the entire day and lounged in bed for a movie marathon. One of the movies I've watched was the movie adaptation of Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper.

It was a sad movie that dealt with a family’s journey about cancer and death. I won’t relate much of the film but the entire story circulated on the pain and agony of having a family member stricken with cancer. The film was able to give life to the novel. But as always, there were inconsistencies with some of the details in the novel. In particular, the movie diverted much from the story's original ending .

Death is a topic I am not comfortable to discuss. As much as possible, I avoid engaging in conversations about this harsh and sad reality of life.  I know we will all end there. It’s just the matter of time that becomes the issue.

Later that evening, I found a video that gave me a better view of death

Before and more than death, I should remember that I have a LIFE...


  1. Oh I hope you get to feeling better soon! Do I need to send you some home made soup :) I certainly would if I could!

  2. Oh no! I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling well, Diane. You need to rest, rest, rest and maybe watch a happy movie? Just a thought...
    Get well soon Diane, sending positive vibes your way!

  3. Oi, andami mong comments sa blog ko, you're not feeling well pala? Hahaha. Hope you get better soon. Vitamins C teh.

    But yes, talking about death, and it's really inevitable naman, makes me sad as well. It makes you realize that life is really too short and that we should do all things that make us happy and fulfilled.

  4. No watching sad movies when you're sick! Watch movies that make you laugh and you will feel better in no time!

  5. Hi Diane! Poor thing, I'm so sorry you've been sick! Hope you feel better soon. I agree with Duni - get your rest!
    Feel better and my prayers are with you,
    Shelia ;)

  6. The movie is so unlike the book. I hope you get to feeling better, and please sip on some lemon chicken soup!

  7. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Focus on the good, on life and know that no matter what there is more to us than this life. We are eternal and so are our families. There is life after death and I will get to be and see those who went before me forever. At least that's what I believe :)

  8. I sure hope you're feeling better soon; there's no good time for being sick. Get lots of rest and and stick to what makes you smile:-)

  9. I sure hope you're feeling better soon; there's no good time for being sick. Get lots of rest and and stick to what makes you smile:-)

  10. i been coughing like crazy :(
    i hate to be sick love you need to rest and get better!

    hugs and kisses


  11. this looks really nice, I might try something like that too! :D
    visit me :*

  12. Hope you feel better soon!! Sleep does wonders. :) Take care!


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