The Brevity of Life

I bet no one goes through life thinking about the day they’re going to die. Yes, a part of our conscience is aware that death is a certainty, someday it will come to pass. Yet the knowledge of the inevitability of death seems to slip away effortlessly through our minds. It’s something we have made peace with because we know we can’t escape it. It’s just another day, the morning chores are done and a woman after sending away her husband and kids, leaves her house for work. She walks down the road, trying to grab her phone from her bag as a colleague calls her, for a moment when her eyes are off the road, a drunk driver who just pulled up in her lane nears her rapidly. She looks up for a brief moment startled by the noise of the engine before it knocks her down. She probably witnessed the moment just before her death but before she could do anything, she dies. Maybe something similar happened in the life of the world famous Artist, Tim Berling, A.k.a Avicii. He probably didn’t wake up that morning thinking that something could happen to him, although he had health problems, he probably woke up thinking he might feel better on this new day. It would not have occurred even to his family that they might never see him again. He lost his life at the age of 28 years. There are many who died young, there are many who lived long. But even those who have lived long will tell you that Life is, but a whisper. When asked what surprised him most about life, Dr.Billy Graham said: “The Brevity of it, time moves so quickly, and no matter who we are or what we have done, the time will come when our lives will be over.” Maybe the uncertainty of Life is a stronger truth than the certainty of Death. It’s an eyeopener because every day we live our lives securing our futures and planning about 5 years from now, 15 years from now not having any measure of certainty of our very next moment. Life and breath are a cause of gratefulness and every new day is an opportunity to be different than before. Experiences of a human life immense as they are, are better felt than described. It may be brief, and it may be uncertain, but Life sure is Beautiful.