I am only passionately curious .

Whilst visiting at the hospital today, a man walked in with two girls.
He gave me a sheet of paper, an email that he had sent to my uncle before his hip replacement.
It was a poem written by a girl that was to die in 6 months.
I would like to share:


Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

Ever told your child,
We’ll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,”Hi”
You’d better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift…..
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower

Hear the music

Before the song is over.

It really made me think, about everything.
Maybe I am pretending.
Maybe I should just stop.

After I read this I looked up.
One of the girls was whispering in her fathers ear.
The father replied “You can give your teddy to Max, this girl is always giving.”
The girl approached my uncle, he took it but soon gave it back.
It amazed me, a little girl giving away he most precious belonging to someone she has never met.
Her father said that he is lucky to have such a giving child, that she is always giving to others.
The most astounding thing is she would have been three.
This little girl inspired me, as did the man, and the other girls gorgeous smile that was plastered on her face for twenty minutes.



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