Perhaps a lovely balloon. Put away in a drawer or a box. Where it deteriorates so that when you rediscover it, it has perished and will never inflate to its full exquisiteness?
Then the regret and sadness sweeps over you?
I certainly have.
Our life is certainly far more precious,
far more exquisite,
far more unique,
and yet we often do not live it to the full.
Mary Oliver says,
what is it you plan to do
with your one precious life?
are you breathing just a little,
and calling it a life?"
Today let us live this precious life FULLY.