Just seems appropriate at the moment.
“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
― William Shakespeare, Macbeth
It is amazing how such little things as the Pope’s encyclical can disquiet me so. I suspect the fact I have just lost my father-in-law, and now my paternal grandmother, is more of the cause of the disquiet.
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah
I waste away; I will not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow.
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.