The Way It Always Was

And did we think that we could control everything?

Did we imagine that 2 billion, could become 5 billion, could become 7 billion, with no reckoning?

Did we deny that there are forces in nature that cannot be stopped?

Did we pretend that our species is so special that it will go on forever, like no other species has, ever?

If only we were hip enough, or green enough, or sustainable enough!

Well, this is a reminder that in the end there is only death for all of us.

It is an opportunity to be awake every moment and to not trade our moments easily for things.

It is a chance to see the loved ones in our life as our most precious gifts.

It is a time to remember the way it always was... temporary, brief, irreplaceable, now.

— JL King

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