Consider this comparison between the seasons and human life cycles:
Spring ~ birth through one’s 20’s
Summer ~ 30’s and 40’s
Autumn ~ 50’s, 60’s and 70’s
Winter ~ 80’s, 90’s and beyond
The problem with this thinking is that we can’t rely on living to a specific age.
The winter of our lives might be in our 20’s. Or even at birth.
When we consider that life is just a “mist” we are able to appreciate people in the present.
The flowers should be sent today. The “thank you” should be mailed or, better yet, call the person. I’m sure they’d love to hear your voice.
Time is shorter than we think. Live now as if it was your last day.