A web article I wrote about a quiet railway branch line in southern Alberta (from Stirling to Orion, AB) in the mid-1990s. This railway line would later transform into the current Forty Mile Rail much later.
I saw this house on my way to photograph the Winnipegosis grain elevator in Manitoba. It looked like the property was used for raising bees, maybe? I liked the red roofline of the house... I wonder what it had for a roof.
This morning at the office I heard that one of my clients took his life. I barely knew him. The man was not all that far from me in age. I last saw him in my office about a month ago. From our conversation I got the impression that he was having some financial difficulty however things were turning around.
When I heard about it I felt kind of numb, then a sense of loss. I had never personally known anyone who felt suicide was the answer. I am a fairly optimistic person and firmly believe there is always a bright side to life. Not everyone experiences things that way, sometimes things can get to be too much for some. I hope that I never get to the point where I feel circumstances and life pressure me to the point where I feel there is only one way out. I try to be positive when I am with people.
It has been a very different day for me. Hours later I find myself thinking about life and how quickly it can end. I want to live and enjoy the experiences I have and hope to do so for a number of years into the future. I wish we could all live long happy lives. Cherish the time you have.