Saturday, June 5, 2010
I’m not so much interested in
learning how to die
as I am in practicing how to live.
If you only knew how the earth
really can open up and swallow you whole,
how a complete universe can disappear
in the blink of an eye
regardless of your nationality,
race or religious affiliation,
despite your status, wealth or a future
secured with a pension and good insurance policy,
equally devouring the believers
and the non-believers alike,
with a ravenous, insatiable appetite.
If you only knew ---
you would live as if
this moment really counted --
as if you counted.