Since February I've had two major events in my life, a broken heart valve, then a month later, a herniated lung. Two major operations, especially the heart surgery. I'm not looking for sympathy, nor am I trying to set myself on a pedestal. But, I've gotten a whole new perspective on life, when staring down the barrel of it possibly ending. I've got to say this. You need to hear it and really really duplicate it in your life. Life is so fragile. Fleeting. Please, let go of whatever you're holding onto. Don't just forgive, FORGET. You don't know what it's like to hold onto life by a thread, to get wheeled into an ambulance chocking on your own blood. Or into an operating room knowing your heart will be stopped and you'll only live because of a machine. Maybe you do. But, you gotta understand, we are here for a minute. Those grudges, gripes, anger and strife are poison. You've got such a brief time. Let Go. Stop holding on to the past. Your life can change in an instant. My lung went from normal to filling with blood in TEN MINUTES!!! Live while life is still in you. THERE IS NOT A FUCKING THING THAT CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR LIFE, NOR YOUR LOVED ONES. LET THAT SHIT GO!! BE FREE, BE LOVE, BE LOVED. THERE IS NO TIME. IF YOU DON'T START NOW, IT MAY BE TOO LATE. BELIEVE ME, I KNOW. When you realize all the things you want to say, knowing you may not get a chance to, the stupid shit we carry around with us MEANS NOTHING!! Anger, resentment, PRIDE, the need to be right. It's all BULLSHIT!! Life is now, that's it, there is no tomorrow promised to anyone. Ten minutes from now you could be dying. Please, understand this. When was the last time you noticed a sunrise, knowing you're actually alive to see it?