We are travelers on a cosmic journey - stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity.
Life is eternal.
But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient.
Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, once said: "This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain."
We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.
If we share with caring, lightheartedness and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other.
And then this moment will have been worthwhile.