“Please don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky, when the stars are strung across the velvety night, and when shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day, make a wish. Think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.” Jack (1996)
I don’t care about celebrities too much, in my eyes there are people like you and me. I don’t follow the news buzz about who dates who and why they will divorce just a few months later. The most of them don’t interest me at all, but one person -one celebrity- stood out and I noticed how much I loved him, the day he passed away.
Robin Williams, the actor – the comedian – the entertainer. I remember my early days here in the U.S. in the 80’s, when I tried to learn English as fast as I could. There were many TV shows I watched back then, always eager to understand what they were saying. There was a silly show called Mork and Mindy and I thought to myself. “If I will ever be able to understand this guy…that’s the day when I will be fluent.”
It didn’t take too long and I understood what he was saying, not just in Mork and Mindy. I understood what he was saying and I listened to him throughout the years.
The above quote is from the movie Jack. A movie about a kid that grows 4 times faster than the other, his internal clock is ticking faster than usual. A cinematic metaphor, showing us how short life can be. We all spend too much time worrying about little stuff, we stress over things like money and bills. Some of us dwell in the past, others fear the future, many of us forget the here and now.
Life is ultimately very short and it can be over in the blink of an eye. Our time here on this planet is limited, so we should pursue our dreams, while trying to make our mark in the world. Like Jack said: “Make your life spectacular!”
Life is fleeting