The illusion of limitless time steals the precious moment from our sight.
THE POSTMORTEM LIFE
“After my heart attack my attitude toward life changed. The
word I use for it now is the postmortem life. I could just as easily
have died, so my living constitutes a kind of extra, a bonus. One
very important aspect of the postmortem life is that everything
gets double precious, gets piercingly important… Everything seems to
look more beautiful rather than less, and one gets the much-intensified sense of miracles.”
(Abraham Maslow, in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY, 1970).
(h/t Rick Moody)