Friday, July 22, 2011

As you are reading this, somebody, somewhere, is dying.

Just think about that for a moment.

Somebody out there is dying.

Someone is dying.

And someone is being born.

Someone is arguing with a friend.

Someone is searching for food.

Someone is buying new clothing.

Someone is fighting for a cause.

Someone is carefully aiming a firearm.

Someone is running.

Someone is having sex.

Someone is opening a resaurant.

Someone is boarding an airplane.

Someone is experiencing something for the first time.

Someone is dying.

Someone out there is living an entire life cycle that you will never see.

Someone out there is living an entire life cycle of which you will never have any knowledge.

Someone out there is living an entire life cycle of which you will never be a part.

As you read this, somebody out there is dying.

Just think about that for a moment.

We are so unimaginably small.

5 comments:

  1. Very deep. Sometimes similar thoughts have crossed my mind, although I have often considered these questions quantitatively. Such as how many people, in this very moment, are contemplating suicide because of the utter hopelessness they feel? How many single mothers (or fathers) can't sleep because even though they just worked a 12-hour day they still don't know how they will keep a roof over their childrens' heads? How many people are currently struggling with starvation because they don't know when to expect their next meal?

    We are so unimaginably small, just as you said. And whether we realize it or not we are also unimaginably blessed.

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  2. I love this post... so much. <3

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  3. Thank you, Krista.

    And Shane, I also think about these things quantitatively sometimes. Especially about the number of people who can't sleep for one reason or another. I don't know why that one in particular fascinates me so much, but...it does.

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  4. It's a lot to think about, a lot to take in. The more I'm reminded of how small we are, the more I feel so incredibly blessed that in my smallness I've been granted the opportunity to live.

    Beautiful post, like always, Hayden :)

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  5. Thanks, Tabs. I'm glad that you found meaning in it.

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