“Nothing Can Be Explained”
Originally Published – Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 Life asked death, “Why do people love me, but hate you?” Death responded,“Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am a painful truth.” When it comes to Life, I have only lost one person that was very close to me to date and I see that as a fortunate thing. I say this because out of all of the people I have come to know throughout the years, almost all of them are in good health as far as I am concerned. Still, I know enough to understand that there will come a time when today’s moments will become yesterday’s memories.
It may come off as something easier said than done, but I can’t help but wonder why people find it so hard to handle Death. If we are expecting everything Life has to offer, then shouldn’t Death be a given? To me, Life and Death should be recognized as an intimate relationship that really doesn’t need to be explained – just something that is understood. Seeing things like this allows me to appreciate the day-to-day experiences with people in way that makes it easier to bare whenever the inevitable black curtain comes down on the people I care about.
On the subject of Death, I have come to realize how powerful it is in the bigger picture. When someone dies, they take a part of them away from the world as well. Whether big or small, part of those around them die along with them. It varies from person to person but whether it is how they walk, talk, or down to the look in their eye, things never really go back to being the same. Personally, I see this as a testament to how much of an impact we leave with one another while we are alive.
So my message to you, my friends, is that while it is definitely important to look back on the lives of those who have gone before us, make it a point to love to lives we live in the same light. Because when it is all said and done, loving Life as we go through it and reflecting on the times once the road ends should be one in same.