Too Soon

Is there really such a thing as untimely death?

I remember writing about this in my journal back in 2010. It was July and I heard that a childhood friend of ours died due to asthma. She was about to graduate with a degree in Psychology from College in just a few months. She was only 19 years old at that time. But still, she died.

I came across the thought of it again in 2013. It was August and I was in the middle of my OJT when I received a message that our high school friend died from dengue complications. She just graduated Cum Laude from College and was about to take the CPA Board Examination. She was only 20 years old at that time. But still, she died.

Both of them were such young and beautiful women. Both of them had such bright futures ahead of them. They were the kind of people whom you just know would be able to achieve so much in life. They were the kind of people who were deeply loved by the people around them. And I felt that both of them were unfairly robbed off of so much time and chance. They still have so much to do. The still have so much to experience. They still have so much to share to the world. But they do not have the time nor the chance to do them now.

But in the back if my mind, I was really wondering if their deaths were really untimely. Maybe, they have already served their purpose. Maybe they have already experienced what they are supposed to experienced. Maybe they have already shared what they are meant to share to the world. It might seem untimely to us but maybe it really isn’t.

Last night, I found out that my friend’s boyfriend died of a motorcycle accident. This is what brought these thoughts back in. My heart is heavy. He was only 22 if I am not mistaken. Another one gone too soon.


In memory of Roma Marnie Reyes, Marjorie Dyan Dapog and Diether Laliman.

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