26 Aug The Way Of The Way 38
Before birth, we are one with everything.
After birth, we begin self-defining ourselves as finite beings apart and separate from everything that is not us. This process is at first frightening, painful, overwhelming. In reaction, we cry. However, those in midlife are deaf to our cries as they joyously celebrate our birth.
As we approach death, we are at peace. We die without a tear, knowing we are transitioning to be again one with everything. However, those in midlife cry as we depart. As misery loves company, they are sad to see us go.
Those in midlife view newborns and the dying as understanding little. However, maybe they know something of which those in midlife are oblivious.