It is said that we are born alone and that we will die alone, it is what we do with the time in between that is important. The truth is that we are not born alone, we are more often than not born into a sterile environment to hopefully be swept up into loving arms. We also, more often than not, die in the same sterile environment, if we are lucky in the arms of someone we love. It’s actually that time in between that we can feel lonesome. Some of us thrive on that alone time, a quiet reflective and creative time. Others dwell on that time as a reflection of their life, their soul…alone and unwanted. Sad, lonely and small in a world full of hustle and bustle. It’s all in how we perceive our life and our time. No one person is really any bigger or any smaller than another, it is just their perception of it, for good or bad.
The Raven symbolises rebirth and wisdom, we look towards this symbol for strength and courage. The key and feathers are a symbol of freedom and escape. The apple for knowledge and immortality, perhaps as we travel through this world on our path, towards the setting sun, its what we leave behind in our wake that makes us human. They say it is the journey and not the destination that is important, I honestly believe that this is true, as none of us really know for sure what our next chapter is. A Remnant of Time is all we really have left. For some that remnant covers decades, for some a few mere moments. As the clock ticks on each of us, we must make the most of our lonely journey to our final sunset. Stand tall, walk steadfast, knowing that each step is as important at the one before. Each deed, each word, each action is as important as the last. Is it not our humanity that teaches us to be humane?