Because I have a birthday coming up, I get plenty of ribbing about getting older from my peers. (For the record, I usually reciprocate.)
But one of my closest friends recently forwarded an email that took a more serious view about life. It said: “Available for a limited time only. Limit one per person. Subject to change without notice. Provided ‘as is’ and without any warranties. Nontransferable and is the sole responsibility of the recipient. May incur damages arising from use or misuse. Additional parts sold separately. Your mileage may vary. Subject to all applicable fees and taxes. Terms and conditions apply. Other restrictions apply.”
I had to read and reread this several times. This got me thinking about how fragile life is. I usually don’t pass along messages about personal feelings, but this email really resonated with me.