August 15th, 2017

Aug. 15th, 2017

  • 7:33 PM
pridefall: (fml intensely | Naota)
Your mother will not outlive her gardens;
Your father will not outlive his sports;
Their mothers will only leave behind recipes and love,
Or directions to where one can find either;
Your grandfathers will not outlive their vices,
Your aunts and uncles their nicknames;
Their children will bequeath to you only memories or broken bones,
And you will grow up always wondering if there is a difference.
Your children will not outlive their video games, their iPads, YouTube and Instagram, politics and cartoons, their books and dolls:
You will always remember them for how they loved everything we find strange;
What I'm saying is:
Treasure all the time you have,
All these little moments;
For things we make:
They'll last forever.
But, those we love?

They often won't.

-- "consumerism is just another word for tending graves."