Some of you will read this and feel sad or depressed.
I feel motivated.
The Shortness of Life is something I am grateful to be reminded of every day.
Otherwise it would be too easy to fall into comfortable complacency. Never to feel the things we wish to before we pass.
The artists of the Renaissance understood this too. They would commonly instill "Memento Mori" (reminders of death) in their works; skulls, death, skeletons, etc.
For me, it's a necklace. A Mayan calendar I see in the mirror every morning that reminds me I should live and love each day as if it were my last.
Of course, I haven't.
But certainly many more than I would have without it.
For you, maybe it's a lover, a partner, a parent who pushes you to be better.
And, as sad as it may be, they too shall pass.
Do not let their passing kill your drive too. It's all they've ever wanted.
Instill their influence in a talisman or memory of your own.
Fight on. Appreciate the ride. 💀⏳💎