Can we ever have insurance against the tsunamis, the human tragedies and just the bad luck in life? Can we insure ourselves and the people we love against illness or disability? Well, I suppose we can in a way - there is the incredibly wonderful Registered Disability Savings Plan here in Canada, and there are different types of incapacity insurance. Most people have home owners insurance and car insurance, and its easy to buy online. In my family, we hold on to these and gratefully pay the premiums. Of course, nothing can prevent us losing something we love - loss is part of life. But having something in the way of insurance makes me feel safe. And somehow, telling Natalie that I would look for her and meaning it perhaps gave her a tiny sense of insurance, because the best insurance is the company of others who care.
PS: In my last post, I omitted a rather critical piece of background information - that my day was planned WITHOUT a visit to Nicholas, in order to 'get things done'. Mercury being retrograde, I forgot to write the title properly and didn't accomplish anything on my 'to-do' list. No insurance against days like that!