Have been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be alive.
To realize that all of us will die.
To realize how fast life passes by.
To realize how fast this tiny planet we are on is passing through space as it circles the Sun.
To realize that in dark hours we often see hope as gone when it still remains.
To realize that the Sun does not actually go down when it is dark – it is just the world turning us away from the brightness that remains.
To realize that happiness can make us cry.
To realize that others can see beauty in us, even when we don’t.
We are wrong to expect too much from our time on this earth.
We need to learn to value that unique thing we have even during our times of trouble.
We are part of something incredible.
We belong to something miraculous.
We have something limited to a very tiny little speck in a very large universe.
We have LIFE.
* Inspiration taken from “Do You Realize” by The Flaming Lips. Have been listening to it a lot lately.