I believe the brilliance of human nature is found in both its uniqueness and universality. So, if you are anything like me, you’ve wondered about life and death and your own mortality. And if you’re not, well then, you might like to see what the rest of us experience. This mini series is about my struggle with things related to both death and eternity and the answers I got. Maybe they will be useful to you too.
The fleetingness of moments, thoughts and human beings
There are moments when you are just sat there, watching television maybe, or just sat around with your parents or friends, and it just happens. It just hits you! Perhaps in the middle of somebody’s sentence or because you’ve caught somebody’s eye, something just happens and the realisation that this is a fleeting moment hits you straight in the gut. You are never going to be in this moment again, never going to feel like this again, never going to see these people the way you see them right now-you are simply never going to be the way you are in this very moment. And it’s a little bit happy, and it’s a little bit sad; but most of all, it’s scary. It’s frightening to see how life can be so real and palpable, and yet so fleeting; how you yourself are the same.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to castaway;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.