You start to become aware, in your thirties and forties that the people in your parent's generation start dying. The movie stars of their childhood, the musicians and politicians and ultimately their parents, aunts and uncles and sometimes, even their older siblings.
But our generation will live forever. Until they don't anymore.
It's one thing to lose a Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston from drug abuse. Shocking to lose Prince. But then Glenn Frey of the Eagles and it started to feel really close to home.
Now people around us are losing those that are dear to them and it's a clarion call in the night. We are now that age. We are now losing our generation and soon our older siblings and childhood icons will pass.
In one week, two women Carolyn and I both care about lost their mothers. Carolyn just went through the loss of her beloved.
We're all so fragile. And time has such a strong way of reminding us how much.