Kudos for a Life Well Lived

My own recent difficulties were suddenly snapped into perspective when I received an e-mail from Basha O’Reilly of the Long Riders’ Guild.  British Long Rider Christy Henchie was hit and killed by a bus in Tanzania last Monday and her fiancee’, Billy Brenchley of South Africa, was seriously injured.  At least two of the villagers who had been walking down the road with them were killed and many more were injured, including many children.  My heart goes out to Billy and to Christy’s family and to the friends and families of the Tanzanians involved in this tragedy.  I can’t even begin to imagine the size and shape of the hole that was suddenly torn through their lives.  I never met Christy, but I’ve read about her Journey and I know she was a Long Rider with a passion much like my own.  And in the midst of this tragedy I can’t help but think, “Well done!  We all have to die of something at some time, but You Truly Lived Your Life.”

To read more about this truly inspiring woman, please go to: http://horsetalk.co.nz/2013/01/31/horror-smash-tanzania-claims-life-long-rider/#.UQoTovIpk90

In the words of Albert Einstein, “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”  Christy took the first choice and her life, and the lives of countless others, was richer for that.  Thank You Christy, and Billy, I am sorrier than I can say – may you hold fast to the good bits of which there are many.

About Sea G Rhydr

Sea G Rhydr and her trusty steeds, Jesse James and Finehorn - embarking on a grand adventure to cross America.
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One Response to Kudos for a Life Well Lived

  1. claudia macgruer says:

    how beautiful and also sad SEA.

    I WILL LOOK UP CHRISTY.

    how are you feeling ???? if there is somewhere you pick up mail along the way i would like ot get you some of my excellent PAIN OIL MADE OF MOSTLY ESSENTIAL OILS if you wish it.

    again so sorry to hear of this tragedy. and do keep up the riding / writing.

    it is wonderful to vicariously enjoy the ride. love, claudia

    Sent from my iPad

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