In The Blink Of An Eye

I’m still learning everyday. Even now, twenty seven years in, I can admit that I don’t know shit about life. Not everyones going to make their dreams come true. Not everyone is going to be who you thought they were and part of growing up is learning that that’s okay. Life throws everyone curves balls sometimes before we’re ready for them, but we’re all doing the best we can to get by.

You know how it goes; the good die young, assholes finish first, and we never get to say goodbye to the people that mean the most to us. Life seems to be this game that comes with no rules or instructions. There’s no rhyme or reason or higher deity out there pulling the strings on this whole thing. It’s just life.

No parent should every have to bury a their child. No one should die before they reach the stars they’ve been chasing. No one should have to grow up alone without anyone in their corner. It just seems like we’re all going through our life either prolonging one of those inevitable bad days we have nightmares about or are actually out here living out our nightmares as a reality.

There’s no telling when our day will come. That old lady with the voice box that’s still smoking cigarettes collecting desk, may out live that high school five star athlete and that’s just life. It does’t matter how you live it or what we do. In the blink of an eye, just as quickly as it takes us to pull out of our driveway, or be the designated driver, responsibility taking everyone home, shit happens, and it can all be over in the blink of an eye without our control.

I think we forget how fragile and how little we are on this planet. Cutting people off at intersections, walking by people who need help in as simple as ways as to loading their groceries, for what? To get home quicker so we can finish that show we were watching? Have we completely lost touch with what’s important in our lives? Are we not aware how much of a miracle it is that our bodies are able to wake up, breath, and walk us from our beds to the bathroom each morning?

How may people do you know that aren’t able to do that? How many people do you know that can no longer do that? Can you call your mom to say hi? Does anyone have a mom they can call? Do people even have anyone left in their corner anymore? Do people even know that they’re not alone? Are they alone in their life? Life sucks for everyone and I will never understand how people can be so cruel in this world.

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