I had to go to a funeral today. A young man who had worked for us for maybe a couple of months died under very sad circumstances. He was racing his motorbike in traffic against another motorbike rider and, unfortunately, things went wrong and he crashed his bike and died at the scene.
Everyone at work was shaken by this terrible event. Here was a young man that we had all had some sort of engagement with and who was now no longer here. The shock of it along with the absoluteness of it all just floored me. That someone’s essence, their existence, their aliveness can suddenly be no more is surreal.