Everything passes away – suffering, pain, blood, hunger, pestilence. The sword will pass away too, but the stars will remain when the shadows of our presence and our deeds have vanished from the Earth. There is no person who does not know that. Why, then, can we not embrace our brief moment here? If a one cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because one never understood the beauty in the moments that make up days and years.
Peace and Love, Jim