When suddenly a dear friend is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, you pause and wonder how vulnerable each one of us is to the vagaries of the unknown.
We wake up happily every day, look forward to the future – especially if we are engaged in creative projects – and rarely believe that our life will be cut short, and our dreams shattered without rhyme or reason.
The thought of living for the future, at the expense of the present, is an erroneous myth that has no real grounds.
Time is mercurial and those endowed with a grain of wisdom are well advised to acknowledge that reliance on it is a fool’s paradise.
Instead, we should consider time as if its tenure is about to end, and make the most of it while we can.
The rest is in the hands of our Creator.