Thursday, February 10, 2011

It isn't ironic.

A few years back Alanis Morissette captured the zeitgeist with her tune, "Isn't it Ironic?" Turns out no, her lament was just a laundry list of bummers missing irony completely but capturing the new definition of the word to a tee.

In the past few months I have lost two people very close to me at different ends of the age spectrum and thinking about their plights put me on to the question Isn't that ironic.

Lois and Don Had similar health problems in their circulatory systems and reacted differently to the lifestyle changes that scientific medicine recommends with dramatically different outcomes. Don Quit smoking, changed his diet and added exercises to his daily routine when ever possible. Lois continued to smoke 2 packs a day, eating the Pennsylvania Dutch cooking and sedentary life style without missing a beat.

Don died at 55 while Lois made it to just shy of 90.

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