As I was sitting outside in the back of my house the usual trains passing by shook me for a bit and I wondered why. Perhaps it was its horn that caused me to nearly fall of my seat? But that wouldn’t make sense because whats so alarming about a “train horn?” And then it made sense to me. See we human beings are similar to that of a train. Look at this way- have you ever had someone enter your life so unexpectedly that is somewhat frightened you and caused your heart to fall to your stomach? Usually when a train passes you it is unforeseen to that point that once its gone your forget when it ever came. It is so quick, yet so loud that it leaves a mark to your soul. We humans are similar to a train. We enter a persons life, unanticipated, without any warning, and so quick, yet so loud, that every part of you shakes. We are there for the moment similar to a train, yet we leave a mark.
To the next stop that the rail roads take us, we use our horns to shake the soul of the next person.
Let us accept the fact that each living being has its own time frame. Similar to a leaf on a tree, each thing and being will have its time to die. The physical body/object stops benefiting from food, water, and air similar to a leaf, which stops making food and giving oxygen. Once a leaf falls down from the tree, it no longer coexists with the universe– it is no longer living. Arguably, one can relate that to the life of a human soul. It remains in the blood of its lovers, still peaceful in existence, tied within its own roots; identical to the roots of a leaf on a tree. However, once those roots become weakened, powerless, tired, the thing itself lets go. From the high grounds onto the floor, both the leaf and the human soul rest. Whether it be a leaf or a soul itself, none remains in existence.
“We will all, someday, experience death, and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree, crushed by passersby to ashes underlying the earth”(Kim Elizabeth).