Allyson Altit

The Sol Project and The Will To Live

Mere words cannot express the E N D of the SOL PROJECT AND THE WILL TO LIVE

I am deeply saddened and sorry to say that Sol passed away, with his loving family by his side.

Sol maintained his position as the most courageous, bravest and encouraging man you will ever meet. Twenty four hours before he passed away Sol was very much alert, very much in charge of the situation, therefore we followed his lead. Without going into detail, suffice to say, given Sol’s very very ill situation his focus and leadership was truly impressive.

Sol fought to the very end of his life, he smiled and he spoke with us even though he had no voice he managed to express himself well and even blew kisses and gave kisses to his family.

At this point we can only remain with the handsome, happy, full of of life face with a great smile of a man named Sol, a truly remarkable human being who touched everyone he ever met.

THIS IS DEDICATED TO SOL: Don’t Take Anyone For Granted:

What would you do if you knew that tomorrow would not come for you to be with someone you love, or the many others you care about?

We just never know and as we have all heard too many times, one does not know who’s tomorrow will be.

Even when a loved one is ill and even when that person’s health is failing and they are suffering it is NEVER THE RIGHT TIME for them to leave us, in my opinion. How can it be the right time to say goodbye, to say a life is over and then to realize that they will not have a tomorrow? The “end” is too final a situation for most of us to accept. That 3 letter word: E-N-D, is beyond comprehensible until we lose someone. The thought of losing people we love, people that make us smile and those people that we want to share our life with, that we want to hug and speak with all the time, for them to NOT be alive is quite heart wrenching.

It can never be the right time and I also don’t believe that one could truly be prepared for the day to come when they will not have another chance to say I LOVE YOU, to say I WANT TO BE WITH YOU and LAUGH and LIVE with you in my life.

If you don’t recognize how vulnerable we are every second of our life, maybe you should just start right now and become aware.

My Rabbi, Rabbi Yisroel Jungreis, has often taught that regret is the worst thing a person could have in life. Speaking for myself I try to live life without regrets, I began this style of living many years ago. If there are people in your life, it should be that they are involved with you for a good reason, on the other hand if they are not with you in life, then it may be for a good reason as well. The point is, if you are surrounded with people you care about then you must show them, even before you tell them, act upon it and you will speak volumes. You will also make yourself feel just as good by spreading your love and communicating, which is so key.

In case any of us are, let us not take “our” people for granted anymore. It is a great feeling to not have regrets in life. These are wise words to live by that I have taken very seriously and I highly recommend that you set the same goal for yourself.

About the Author
Allyson Altit is from New York. She has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years as a leisure specialist. Her area of expertise is in European destinations and Israel. She has been involved with charity work for the Hadassah organization as well. In 2009 she graduated from Queens College majoring in Jewish studies. She has just completed writing her first novel...