Temporariness and momentariness.
Everyday, I walk. Everyday, I smile. Everyday, I get inspired. Everyday, I am entertained with the things around. Everyday, I am with nature. Everyday, I appreciate life. Everyday, I thank God. But these "everydays" count. One week? Months? Years? We don't know. This is how short life is.
In these "everydays", I often encounter fellow life forms - singing, dancing, flying... all busy with their own stuff. Because of them, I am not alone. With them, my eyes spark, my lips move along with my cheeks. Birds, butterflies, spiders - they just touch my heart. I don't know where all of these are coming from. Maybe they are harmless. Maybe they don't bark me like the dogs. Maybe they can't scratch me like the cats. Maybe they don't and can't scare me like the frogs.
One morning, I was with friends. We were walking on the side of the road, of the highway, national. Then Jake, "Ok, let's cross."
It was an ordinary day. The sun rising from east. The road starting to be busy. Sounds of cars. Sounds of birds.
And I crossed the highway, following Jake. Silent. Just watching around.
There were two birds. Noisy birds. Flirting? I don't know. Arguing? Perhaps. They were following each other. Goes up. Goes down.
Then came a fierce Fortuner. "Blaaaaaag!" No, that wasn't the sound. Because my friends didn't even noticed it.
After the car passed are blood. Blood!
"Jake, the bird!"
Jake said, "How come you see it?"
"Because I always observe."
"I feel sorry for this creature..."
No matter what we are, we should celebrate life. Enjoy it! Because when the time comes, it comes. And we can't rewind all the "everydays" anymore.
The above photos flaunt a long-tailed shrike. These were shot one afternoon, last week, while I was walking, going home from school. As always, as usual, it made me smile again.