Limitless

In reflection on the untimely death of actor Paul Walker, I am reminded of this; A very short time before his own untimely death, Brandon Lee (son of the late Sifu Bruce Lee) quoted a passage from Paul Bowles’ book The Sheltering Sky that he had chosen for his wedding invitations; it is now inscribed on his tombstone:

Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless…

So the question is… how are we going to embrace and engage the days left to us?

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