I have lost four of my oldest and closest friends, in the last five weeks. It has been a sad time, and a real shock. One thing about these awful times is it has changed my life so quickly. The realisation of just how quick it can be has given me the kick up the bum I have needed for a long time. With the sudden departing of so many of my friends I realise that there are things I need to do. I had better get a move on, as none of us know when we are going to depart from this life.