Sunday, May 30, 2010

Human Life is Evanescent

Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
---Samuel Butler

I've always had a sense that our time on Earth is very fleeting so we must make the most of every moment. As I explained to someone recently, I think of life and death as very close and that there's truly a "thin veil" between them and it's really easy to cross over.

Ironically, even though I've had this idea from a very early age, I've never had a real fear of dying. I don't take any unnecessary chances with my life by any means, but I am not frightened by the thought of going on to what's next.


Anonymous said...

On Dancing with the Stars I thought Evan should have won. He scent grace through disappointment. Lovely window. There's an empty table under it. I'm not used to seeing empty tables.

Patsy Terrell said...

It's actually a really deep, slanted window sill. Even though this was a church, they didn't have too many empty tables either. Goodness knows I don't have any in my house.