B.L. Ochman on Remembering What’s Important

May 1, 2010 | 1 comment

I had dinner the other night with B.L. Ochman, a legend in the blogosphere. She and I go back many years, and it was such a pleasure to see her and catch up.

She has a guest post on cartoonist Hugh Macleod’s website, GapingVoid.com. Titled “be yourself. remembering what’s important,” it has some great lessons for us all on life and death, living and dying, and family stories that may seem too fantastic but turn out to be true.

It starts: “Three times in the past 10 years, I have faced down death. Once from illness, once by being hit by a car, and once running through the cloud of debris as the Towers fell on 9/11. Shoulda been dead each of those times, but I’m still here. I figure there’s a reason. Even if I don’t know what it is yet.”

A Good Goodbye