It is precisely awareness of impermanence and death that creates imperative of enjoying every moment, fun and joy. This is our main obligation in this life. To feel good and make others feel good in this absurd waiting room called human existence.
This is why the vine of death and vine of eternal life are one and the same thing.
This is why any “scary” virus is great gift, memento mori, once again putting focus on the present.
This is why sickness and departure of our loved ones are signs on the way.
In search of heaven out there : beyond death, after we have finally earned enough, after we have removed all obstacles for happiness, finally contained all viruses and enemies in Pandora’s box, perhaps greatest of ironies of human fate is hidden : that heaven was here all along.
For a distant friend who knows this well, but lost her father yesterday.