Do you ever get that feeling --
when the sun is going down and the shadows are stretching out but the day is still light --
where you want to hold onto the moment and make it live forever?
You become melancholic over the approaching darkness.
you long to drink in the moment and remember the day for how beautiful it really was.
But then it begins to slip away
and you become anxious for what is past.
The shadows grow long and the street lights come on.
You feel a twinge of sadness.
You content yourself with the business of the evening and find comfort in thoughts of tomorrow -
but still, the feeling remains.
You forget it as quickly as you can and hope that when death comes,
it is not like this.