The best way to go through this life
is as a scholar, as a student.
With the existential aim of knowing and becoming
sense and meaning avails itself at every turn.
Death might be the antethisis of life
but it does not give life meaning
since we would have been trapped in a paradoxical farce
of a meaningless life until we die.
the knowledge and expectation of death can bring urgency.
Urgency to what purpose however?
The meaning of life is intensified through awareness of death
and how incredible short our time is.
The nature and content of meaning though is evasive
A desire to connect and contribute
finds expression, for me
in a constant journey towards knowing and learning
I take as machine as possible
I give as much out as possible
And then I die
with a smile