I normally read the newspapers everyday... but for some reason, I didn't read the papers last Friday. Because I missed the article in Friday's papers, and the obituaries, it took me two days to find out the news that a girl I knew from the national women's rugby team had passed away in a road accident on Thursday.
I didn't know Jane well, but had met her many times at various rugby events. I remember her as being very out-going and friendly. When I heard the news, the image of her that came to mind was one of her laughing and smiling. That is how I know many will remember her.
It's times like this that I am reminded how extremely fragile life is... that it could all be gone in a heartbeat. Here's the preachy bit - we should all remember to live life to its fullest, live every day like it's our last, appreciate the people around us, and be thankful for those who love us.