I was thinking today about how in our minds, a hundred years is a lifetime. In reality though, even if we reach the ripe old age of one hundred, outlive most the people we know, see countries evolve, and trends change…we are still only a blip on the radar.
I don’t mean this in a depressing way, more like in the way of awe. I’m in awe of how old our universe is and I’m mesmerized by the idea that: everything existed before us, and everything will exist after us. It’s a sobering fact.
I know I am guilty of taking life for granted…constantly to be honest. I feel that mindset comes from getting comfortable and having the basic assumption that things can be done tomorrow if not finished today. The urgency and thrill of the unknown is gone because many of us believe we will just wake up tomorrow…guaranteed.
The idea that there is a chance, even if I believe it’s a minuscule one, that I won’t wake up tomorrow makes me really think about the fact that our time on this earth is limited and each day is truly a gift. Sounds cliche, but cliches are truths after all.
The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms. -Lao Tzu
Until next time.
(The picture is one I took whilst visiting USC with my husband, daughter, and brother-in-law).