Read in the local newspaper about one of my favorite actresses...Jane Seymour. Loved her in Somewhere in Time-my favorite movie with Christopher Reeves, and as Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman-another favorite TV show. When she was 36 and making a film about Maria Callas in Spain, she came down with bronchitis. An antibiotic was given an injection of penicillin and she went into anaphylactic shock.
The nurse that had administered it saved her life by injecting her with cortisone and adrenaline...but I did actually leave my body, see the white light, see the people resuscitating me, and all of that. And after that I realized that you take nothing with you in this life. It was a wonderful moment really, it made me realize how simple it is. It's all about loving and being loved...and the difference you may have made along the way. It simplified things for me. Your life is increidibly worth living and I don't want to waste a moment of it. Then Jane suddenly found herself back in her body. Great thoughts to ponder as we try to live our daily lives with purpose and meaning.