THIS EPISODE IS ABOUT LIFE AND DEATH, LOSS AND PAIN
From time to time, I come up with an episode that is not meant to be for everyone. This one might be one of them. Ladies and gentlemen, this episode is about life and death, including loss and pain. And still, I love this episode. When I started to write it, a thousand words just flew out of my fingers in no time, but for many words, the tears blurred my view. It’s about a letter I shall receive when I lose someone I love, or if I become ill or just before my own death. It’s the letter from my healthy, happy me to my troubled me. I am aware, that this episode touches ME, because it is about MY life. Why do I publish it? Because you can take this and turn it into yours, by also writing such a letter. At the end of this episode, I will tell you why I think you should do this.
A little outtake:
“A few words before I read the letter to you: With the pandemic, death and loss come closer, and we struggle. I notice many people lose hope. But not me. And maybe this is what I have to do. Spread a spirit about life, love, compassion, empathy and growth, even in dark times. I need to hear those voices who spread hope and optimism and if I can be such a voice for you – I’m more than happy to do so. I asked one of my best friends if I should wait to publish this episode and she said: “Are you crazy! There is no good or bad timing for this topic. It can’t be that it still is a taboo to talk about loss, death and illnesses. It’s going to happen to everyone, and we can’t ignore these facts. It will hurt yes. But the sooner we confront ourselves with the difficult moments in life – the more thoughtful we become about them and that’s what’s missing.”