We are almost there, Thanksgiving is coming soon and then the festive commercial holiday season of Christmas. I was talking to him about future, hope and living for another day to have one more day to live..
He was depressed as being the youngest in his family of six siblings, he was the only one alive. He was well accomplished in his life and now at the cross road of time, he was alone. He told me,he never found time to get marry and have a family. His life was always on the go to end up like this, he said with sadness.
Then he asked me, have I ever seen a Christmas tree after Christmas day on a side walk to be picked up. People discard those festive trees after giving life with decorative ornaments,lights and laughs. He told me that he felt like that tree on the side walk of life.
He died in the winter of that year surrounded by his doctor and nurses.
As another Christmas season is in air it will remind me about him when I will see a fallen Christmas tree on a side walk.
But I also want to remember that when trees surrender leaves in winter,they regain it in spring,that is the cycle of life.