This weekend, I perused the aisles of Barnes and Nobles amidst a crowd of very eager and happy shoppers. Every where I looked there were happy people. Happy families, happy couples in love, happy kids, happy friends and even happy dogs. As I strolled in slow motion through the crowd of suffocating happiness I was trailed by a solo spotlight of drowned-out sadness. The world seemed to be on fast forward. I lifted my lead feet slowly, each step took me around the bargain aisles past many books of a thousand words and of places that I would rather be. I was stopped and my interest piqued by an interestingly titled book.
Live Like You Were Dying. It’s a short story inspired by and based on a Tim McGraw song of the same title.