People say that time goes by; time says that the people go by.
Living life and expecting death
Life as we know it exists between two predefined points: birth and death. We spend a lot of our time around the concept of birth. In fact, we even have a dedicated day to remember and celebrate it every year. The recognition of death as part of life, on the other hand, is something we rarely come across. We spend every day not thinking about it — we actively avoid thinking about it. It is quite natural to live that way. However, two things changed that for me over the last many months.
“What is that peculiar smell?” Mario wondered loudly as his companion Kat looked around following the smell too. It then dawned upon on them.
“Mark is cooking our dinner – I almost forgot about that.” She exclaimed and looked around. “I wonder what he cooked up that smells so bad!”
“Well then, let’s go find out” he replied.
They started walking back, in a way only meerkats could and looked around the camp that they all had set up here – an abode safe from all predators with food aplenty. They had taken to sharing chores and everything was going beautifully well. They walked into the enclosure but couldn’t quite see Mark.
They both froze as the question popped into their heads again “What is that peculiar smell?” as a perilous shadow loomed over them.