O Captain! My Captain!
I just walked passed a quarter mile of sand fleas lying dead along the shoreline.
I presume they weren’t smokers and I’m pretty sure they weren’t couch potatoes. But there they rested, regardless.
The universe, for unknowable reasons (or no reason at all), put contracts out on their lives and the high tide played the part of the hitman.
Sad, if you’re the sand flea’s loved ones, but seemingly a natural process and daily occurrence.
So, what does this say about death?
It happens. Sometimes, out of nowhere.
But the better question is: what does this say about life?
To me it says – don’t just exist, live.
And as Thoroeu said, confidentially.
It’s been carefully calculated that over one hundred billion people have already lived and subsequently died on this planet of ours.
And I got news for you kiddo, you’re going to be one of them.
I know it can be rough out there, but in the end, you’ll feel grateful to have drummed up the courage to give the finger to fear. You’ll be grateful to have cut your own path. You’ll be grateful to have lived with kindness in your heart.
If you were “successful” in your pursuits or not, in the eyes of the universe, you’ll be a success.
Seize the day.
Live like a fruit fly.
And, R.I.P. Robin Williams. I sincerely hope you’ve been reunited with departed comics, relatives and dead poets.
“In Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman shares his recipe for living a more joyful, worthwhile, and abundant life in every way. A witty, entertaining, and insightful read.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success