I have been in Portland for the past week visiting my 91-year-old uncle who is convalescing in a nursing home after spending five days in the hospital. I wrote about my uncle in this previous post where you can see a really cool picture of him from his days on the Broadway stage.
Uncle Mitchell is the most upbeat, grab-life-by-the-collar, live-every-moment person I know, even while his failing body is giving him plenty to complain about.
This quote from John Lennon reminded me that rather than being sad that my uncle will not be with us much longer, I should be happy I still have him . . . and the wonderful memories he has given me.