Pádraig and us this afternoon visited an old friend of his who is dying. “Everybody knows that’s how it goes.” Which doesn’t make things one iota easier. And I wonder why.

Why are we hanging on to life? Why is life so important to us?

The only answer I can think of is that we live for others.

No matter for how long.

Don’t forget: if you are free tomorrow from 2 – 5 pm, or anytime between 2 and 5 pm, then please join us at the An Saol Café in the HSE Day Centre, Odin’s, Wood, Finglas, Dublin.