Sunday, April 01, 2012

Influenza baby

I have been at a function for much of the day and don't really feel like writing. So just a family shot.

This is Aunt Phyllis. She was an outgoing and much loved child who died from influenza during the First World war.

We in Western countries forget today just how dangerous diseases like influenza were. Somehow we believe that we can escape the fragilities of life. The reality is quite different. 

Life is remarkably fragile. So enjoy life while you have it.

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