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Word of the Week: Ephemeral

Photo by Copyright 2019 Jordan Antonacci



(adj.) Lasting for a very short time. Existing only briefly.

I hope you all are ready because this brief post is about to get far deeper than it needs to be. Ready? Cool.

So, I don’t know what my problem is, but I’ve always been obsessed with time. Time, time, time, tick, tick, tick… It’s a constant in my head. With everything I do in life, I’m always looking at the end. Not always looking forward to the end, but simply acknowledging that an end is coming. That goes for vacation, relationships, work, songs (thank god for replay buttons).

In some cases, it’s great knowing there’s an end, and in some, it’s a haunting, dooming thought. Not a day goes by where I don’t acknowledge an end to life, and I don’t believe even an hour goes by where I don’t think about it. And though it can be a dark thought, it can also be an inspiring one. I hear the ticking in my head and I realize these seconds, these moments can’t be wasted.

I don’t know that I’m trying to say anything–but if I were, I guess it’d be to simply reiterate what everyone already knows:

Nothing lasts forever. Every sight, every smell, every taste… Embrace them. Most of us are so busy in our lives that we don’t realize how time is flying. We’re all on our grinds and on our phones, looking forward to only the weekend. But don’t be so busy that you forget to be present.

Life is ephemeral.

“It’s like you told me
Go forward slowly
It’s not a race to the end”

-Flora Cash, You’re Somebody Else

Brief is the moment
brief like a breath
brief like one single
gust of wind

Brief is the sight
like fading sunlight
Catch it if you’d like
but hold onto it tight

Brief is the sound
of “I love you”
of a shatter on the ground
from one heart between two

Brief is life
unlike the stories we write
that’ll travel through time
even after the light
has kissed our eyes

I said brief is this life
between hello and goodbye
Yet we claim forever
is a 20-minute line

Thank you for stopping by and checking out this week’s Word of the Week post! Hope you liked it, maybe even took something from it. If so, then don’t forget to follow along MrHushHush Entries 🙂

Talk soon,

Jordan Antonacci



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