“Cause you never think that the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don’t.”—Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
The thing about being human is that we know that we don’t have forever to live and yet the concept of our mortality is not one that we truly grasp. We live, second to second; minute to minute—day in, day out as if that’s the way it will always be. We do not dare to imagine that a day (at least not in the imminent present time) will come when life’s clock stops ticking for us and most of all, for those we love. In our minds, our loved ones will always be there to be hugged, to exchange laughs and tears with. We gaze at their faces, which make life so much more brighter and bearable, never thinking that in the next second the light of their presence will dim, never to be seen or beheld ever again.