“​The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.” – Achilles, Troy


What is the beauty in living an eternal life, if the people around you die and move on? The life with your loved one is so beautiful, fragile & precious, only because we know life is short.

The beauty of each moment is lost when you have an eternal life. It is the apprehension of the unknown that makes us live better. The knowledge submerged in our subconscious, that today could be our last, makes us live each second to the fullest. It is the endurance of loss that makes us sensitive, keeping us away from the talons of arrogance. 

“Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed.”

Written in response to Daily Prompt –Elixir

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