I was driving with a friend the other day, who was mourning the loss of a relative who, at the young age of 55, toppled over and died at work.
Someone I know in the community was out exercising, which s/he did regularly, when s/he apparently had a major stroke. S/he was found out on the trail, and is now in a hospital far away.
It's the tritest thing in the world to think once again that yes, people I know as colleagues, friends, contemporaries are beginning to suffer bad health stuff not in the way of a bad car accident, or even cancer, but in the way of older folks.
So I've been thinking about stuff.