29/31: impending impermanence
i’ve learned that life is fleet of foot and we must chase after the things we want the most before they’re gone forever. it’s like we exist with the knowledge that men are transient creatures but it’s not an awareness that is present in us as we live. the reality of mortality has never become the nagging thought at the back of our minds with each step of the day.
the thought that each second could be the last that we lived.
the thought that the future is not a promise but a game of chance.
the thought that the words you say to her could be the final words you ever say.
i wonder if it would really change anything at all or if we would choose to make the same temporal mistakes over and again. carpe diem and yolo are just preferences but i think it’s more accurate to say that, death is imminent.