Don’t take things for granted.
Especially your loved ones.
No one here lives forever, not even your family and friends.
One day, they might be there smiling and laughing with you,
And the next hour,
They might be lying cold on their beds.
Do you know why we experience so much pain when a loved one dies?
Because their existence becomes a memory,
A thing of the past.
They are no longer tangible.
We are unable to hear their voices, feel the heat from their skin, or receive the warmth of their love.
All of that becomes a memory,
And memories can be forgotten.
We are so afraid that we would lose all of that,
We are afraid that we would forget about them,
And how people might forget about us when we die.
Do you know who your grandparents are from 5 generations ago?
What about your great-grandparents?
It is precisely something like that that we are really afraid of.
Living a life that would just be forgotten.
Just like how memories can be forgotten.