“When it sank in that this might really be the real end, how’s it hit you when you get that kind of news? Man, what’d you do?”
And he said, “I went skydiving. I went Rocky Mountain climbing. I went 2.7 seconds on a bull man Fu Man Chu. And I loved deeper, and I spoke sweeter, and I gave forgiveness I’d been denying…Someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying.”
It was as though the universe was trying to tell me something. It certainly didn’t feel like a mere coincidence that, right after a deep discussion with a friend today about the importance of living in the present versus planning for the future, I’d arrive home to a The Voice contestant pouring her heart out to this song. She sang with such emotional fervor that, for just a split moment, it was as though her emotions pierced my soul. And as the lyrics registered, as the music stripped the words bare—
How would I live my life, if I’m living on borrowed time?