The Brevity of Life

Tim Bergan
2 min readJun 25, 2020

Flashes of light before it fades
Life is but a fading memory
Moments of smiles before it is all gone
Why do we have to move on?
Friends come and friends go

Yesterday Torrin left and today Josh did. I don’t know if I can handle any more. I wish I could live in these friendships, and revisit them whenever I wanted. But now I can’t. Everything I will ever want to do with them is halted. Time is hard. We spend so much of our energy making these close friendships just to have them leave us. It sometimes feels almost pointless. But it is worth it. Because this is what makes time special. If we could live with whoever we wanted, whenever we wanted there would be nothing unique about it. But since our time is so limited we need to use it as best as we can. Spending it with people that you love is the way to make things count. Spend it in prayer, spend it with those you love. Because there will be a time when you can’t. We are all shooting stars, only lighten up for a moment, then it fades away into the darkness.

But there is another thing, another reason for hope. A promise to us, that there will be a time when time is no longer an obstacle. There will be a time when we have all the time in the world, a time when there will be no pain, no tears, no heartbreak. And I have no idea what this time will be like. I have no idea in what capacity I will exist. I only know that all will be perfect and all will be well.