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.