We are all fallible human beings.
We are born without our consent
into an unknown world not of our choosing.
We struggle to build a good life for ourselves and those we love
amidst the difficulties and adversities thrown at us each day.
We live with the full knowledge
that our last human act will be to say farewell
to everyone and everything we ever loved
as we face the unknown specter of death.
Yet somewhere amidst all of this
we find time to experience love and joy.
We have the courage to face our inner demons
and vanquish a dragon or two.
We take joy in the laughter of children and
courage from the words and gaze of our elders.
In rare moments we find the best we have within us and
use it to leave a legacy for those who will follow.
All of human history, it seems,
unfolds over the course of each individual life.
This is both the blessing and the curse.
~ Terence T. Gorski,
June 2, 2014