“Life is but a day;
A fragile dew-drop on its perilous way
From a tree’s summit.” John Keats
This week’s challenge is Transient
Transient: not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.
In the grand scheme not much is permanent.
Spring flowers last a month or so.
the fire may last a few hours
the average lifespan of a butterfly is about one month
a prayer candle lasts maybe an hour
the sandcastle will last until the tide comes in
“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” Psalm 90 v 10
So, as John Keating says in Dead Poets Society:
‘Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary’