Where is the beauty in the end?
By: Urmila Ramakrishnan
In thinking about the end of the world, we often focus on the big picture, the things that matter most: our families, accomplishing our goals and bucket lists, finding happiness in memories of the past. But what about the little things in life that we gloss over: the simpler beauties and times? If the world were to end Dec. 12, what small things would we take for granted?
As the date approaches, I wonder what simple beauties we should take more time in appreciating. For me, it’s things in nature that we may not be able to see again, like listening to the phoebe birds chirp in the morning or watching the first snowfall of the season.
It’s stumbling upon a good book by accident and cooking a new recipe for the first time. In thinking of the end, I would like to accomplish my goals and reconnect with loved ones. But I think that by also appreciating the exquisiteness of the every day makes the end a little bit more manageable.