life is beautiful because we die

imagine the best sunset you ever saw and then imagine that the sky always looked like that – it would cease to be beautiful, because it would be normal. beautiful things must, by definition, be rare – the universe existed for billions of years before we were born and will continue to exist for trillions of years after we die. like those rare desert plants that only blossom for one day every 150 years, the beauty of life lies in its brevity, and its rarity.

everlasting life would, were it possible, rob our lives of their beauty. so thank god that he doesn’t exist and that tomorrow we might die.

5 responses

  1. i completely agree with the comment above me! God is beautiful and he gives us sunsets and rain. but yes, good things end. yet when kingdom come, we will live in eternal beauty.

    11.09.03 at 20.26

    • thank you so much for your response alexandra – but would you want to exist in a world of perpetual sunsets – and if you did – how would you know that they were beautiful?

      11.09.03 at 20.52

  2. True beauty is God. And to exist forever with Him would be a life of eternal beauty. A great work of art can be beautiful and we can be moved by it every time we see it.

    11.09.03 at 16.24

    • but if life were eternal – it could no longer be beautiful because it would be normal and no longer extraordinary – beauty is about rarity but life forever would be ordinary

      11.09.03 at 20.55

    • a life of eternal beauty sounds cool – but once it becomes eternal it would cease to be beautiful – beauty cannot last – if it did it stops being beautiful – it is only beautiful because it is rare – ntl your feedback was inspiring and i will shortly be subscribing to your blog – much love

      11.09.03 at 21.06

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