A fast-paced day led me to a silent window. There were too many emotions trying to speak within my soul as if to be a crowd of unruly people within my mind. I couldn’t make sense of these emotional murmurs, so I stood by the window to find some solace. There was a certain ache within my spirit; one really for the unfortunate state of humanity. Do we no longer value the beautiful essence of life itself? Is it now worth nothing so much so that we’d rather see each other suffer than to help each other stand?
Finally, I could somewhat understand the emotional chaos running wild in my soul—echoing throughout the sorrowful space of my troubled mind. It was the muffled sound of each news report of someone killed, the horrific agony of yet another tragedy, the death count of the innocent, the cries of the loved ones left to suffer the loss, the pleading for all the evil to end…yet it spans the earth. It destroys day by day, nation by nation, human by human.
Although the seconds continued to tick on, the day stopped. I stood by a lonely window to capture every detail I could see, and hear, and feel within me. I saw how the sun captured the beauty of a wet blade of grass glistening from the crystal colored raindrops that embraced it earlier. This was serenity. You may ask me why, and I will tell you that it is because tomorrow is not promised. I didn’t know if I’d ever see such a simple, delicate, innocent matter of life again for the people who were once here…once saw something beautiful on this earth…and never saw it again.
By that window, I took a moment to value life. I put aside the petty troubles from earlier, and I realized that life is not a million mile road, for when faced with death…life is the blink of an eye…
And like a blown out candle, the flame will no longer exist.
Every minute of life is a minute to treasure for it is a priceless gem; a Gift given to us to bring hope, beauty, laughter, and inspiration. Life is a fleeting opportunity to make the most out of time, and like the wind…it must come, and then it must go.
By the window, I see the beauty of today–and I will treasure it so that if I am granted tomorrow, I will value every minute of it.