Just a few months ago, I was still riding my bike around here, imagining myself in a romantic and beautifully-shot Korean drama, even though in my ‘drama’, I am riding alone, rather than with a charming, shining guy. I still remember the golden fields stretching into the distance, and i still remember all the cows, goats and horses strolling around in peace.
Now, all of these things are only memories.Because of the bush fire last week, the golden field turned into a deathly, exhaustive, apocalypse-like landscape. Were you in my place, you would freak out, for you were likely to recognise how close death could be. Life is indeed fleeting and transient. One moment you are here, the other moment, you might be gone. And yet, we, human beings, always try to distract ourselves from this fact. In our mind, we live forever. That is why we make plans for tomorrow; that’s why we worry for what happens after college graduation, and that’s why we talk about travelling, writing and making films in such a decisive manner, as if we were ‘guaranteed’ to live until that moment.
And here is the truth:
As long as time still exists, changes will always happen, in every level, macrocosmically, such as the expansion of the universe, and microcosmically, such as the constant deaths and productions of body cells. Therefore, if we direct our love to worldly objects, all we receive in the end is disappointment. Our heart and imagination stretches to eternity, but the world doesn’t
Yes, changes cause us to regret and weep. However, at the same time, change is the requirement of life. Without changes and progresses, life becomes monotonous and idle, and thus, close to lifelessness and non-existence.
So, there is no reason to weep. Rather, be happy that we change, and that we also see changes, because this indicates that we are still alive.