“The transiency of life!”
-That’s what I yelled on the beach at Santa Monica a few years ago, when the waves came and washed away something I had written in the sand.
Sometimes, I become overwhelmed by the concept of impermanence, and am moved to tears by how all the wonderful things in life are made even more wonderful by their fleeting nature.
…It’s the idea behind the Japanese word setsunai, and it’s why the poetic Japanese people love cherry blossoms so much. Such lovely flowers… only around for such a brief time.
But it’s not tragic, it’s beautiful.