|"Journey in the Sunset" ©MMSikes|
And it all happens so fast.
I think of how slowly time passed when I was a child. I wanted very much to be a grownup, and it took so long to happen. Now one Christmas turns into the next. Time flies.
We get swept up in the rush of life and forget to notice the people passing by. Then, all of a sudden, a job is lost. A friend dies. Change happens.
That's when we wonder about the passage of time.
It happened last week. Jean Keating, an author who along with three others and me wrote the book, Published! Now Sell It, passed away. She was bigger than life, and I can't imagine that her book event appearances, along with Puff her Pappion dog, will be no more. I admired her ability to get things done and her marketing savvy. I enjoyed seeing her and talking with her, but I never told her. Now it is too late.
Authors die. You lose more than the person, you lose the next book.
Change is one thing we have for certain. Wait a moment. Things will change.
Don't wait a moment to tell a friend you care. Don't wait to tell a writer or artist how much you admire his/her work.
You may not get another chance.
--Mary Montague Sikes