Life is Fragile

I recently heard about some tragic losses a few of my acquaintances faced lately, and I came to realise how precious and delicate our lives are.

There are no convenient truths. No guarantees. No orders or set amounts of time our loved ones will be there for us. No promises that how we feel now will be how we feel tomorrow. No promise that the health and relative wealth we enjoy today will be with us the next morning. There is a haunting touch of fragility in every single one of our lives, and facing up to it can be terrifying.

Whether the loss of a loved one is personal or public, it serves as an intense reminder for each of us to stop, reflect, and take inventory of our priorities in life. I didn’t know the people who died in a plane crash a couple of months ago. Or the people currently dying from Covid all around the world. But my heart breaks for them. For all of them, and for everyone who knew and loved them.

However, these thoughts have left me with a conviction to make the most of my days. Every time I travel and visit new countries with my family, I take a moment to pause and reflect on how lucky I am to experience this adventure. To be able to enjoy my life that I get to live with my family. To have them by my side. To share my experiences with the three people I love the most in the world.

Facing up to the fact that we all have a temporary place in this world should be a reason good enough to start living our lives. Making time for the people we love. Making time for ourselves. Making time for our dreams and our goals. Never taking anything or anyone for granted.

I shudder to think about loosing someone I love. It reminds me of the immense vulnerability that life is made up of. But bearing in mind how unpredictable and short it is, let’s do everything we can to make it a fulfilling one – by believing in love, forgiveness, and gratitude for the people and things that matter.

-SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️

233 thoughts on “Life is Fragile

  1. Hello.very thoughtful of you saania,
    Let live today,having it in mind anything is possible now. Even death.
    We were at a fidau prayer of a lost family member last year.At present.10 of those ,that we attended the prayer together are No more.Please be good. Death is inevitable.

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  2. It’s bad enough in a “normal” year, especially as you get older and friends and relatives start to “pop off” one by one. With Covid-19 though, 2020 has been exceptional in so many ways. So far we haven’t lost any family members, friends or colleagues at work to Covid-19, although several neighbours have lost family and we lost a lovely colleague at work, but to cancer.
    Hopefully by summer 2021 things will be starting to get better. I can’t see things improving before then, but fingers crossed this doesn’t go on for another year or more.

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  3. Very true 😍😍👋👋👋very well written about life so thought full thank u Saania n keep writing God bless♥️♥️♥️🌹🌹🌹👋👋👋

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  5. This writing reminds me of something my uncle once said “Death is a part of life” when at the time I didn’t understand,but as the years passed have understood he was saying life is short and death is inevitable. Sage advice! Teach us Lord to number our days for no one knows when the pendulum will stop swaying on the time of our life.God Bless you.

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  6. Unfortunately it does happen. And more than what one would like to think. I’d be tempted to say “be prepared” but nothing can prepare you for the devastation. Only you inner strength. That you can work on. 🙏🏻

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  7. I think we are all conditioned to want permanence. But when life shows us the fragility that comes with the gift of life, we can use that as an opportunity to realize we are all on the same ride. No exceptions. A good reason to be kind to each other and have compassion. Thanks for this.

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  8. Wow. This was very humbling to read thank you! It’s crazy to think Earth has existed for 4.5 billion years, and our species only lives on average of 80 years, just really shows that in the spectrum of the universe our life time is nearly a flash of light.

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  9. Saania, your writing is so good and full of wisdom.

    My favorite sentence:
    “There is a haunting touch of fragility in every single one of our lives, and facing up to it can be terrifying.” The statement is true and powerful by your brilliant selection of words.

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