You either get better or you die.

September 29, 2007

Life is fleeting. Some days you just realize it. I’ve been dealing with the flu (the cold flu not the stomach flu) for the last 10 days or so. I feel like I’m finally getting better but something occurred to me during this bout of sickness. There isn’t a guarantee of always getting better. One day I’m going to get sick and I’m not going to get better. I operate on the assumption that this will be far in the future but there isn’t even a guarantee of that.

I’m someone whose thoughts are frequently in the future. Trying to understand where my life is headed. But sometimes I feel like in doing that I’m often missing the beautiful present. Missing the people I’m surrounded with now, even as I miss those I’m separated from.

I’m trying to learn not to take today for granted. Today isn’t a step to the rest of my life; today could very well be the rest of my life.



  1. Hard but well said, Li.

  2. Hey there Liam!,

    Was reading an article from Wired magazine cofounder Kevin Kelly who ponders his existence… IT seems to fit with what you are thinking about ( http://www.boingboing.net/2007/09/24/kevin-kellys-life-co.html )… Hope you are feeling better, never fun being sick.

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