duminică, 26 mai 2013

Moments of Vanity

If we exclude the chronological quantification of time, the moment will not longer express the shortest duration, but rather a determination of the life itself.

For understanding that meaning, it is required to pay attention to the occasions when we view a part of our life as a moment. Because only chronologically speaking the moment is identical with the second.

Otherwise, ‘the moment’ is used for naming a gap in the continuous course of life.

But through that gap we really taste somehow from what is not life. An interrupted life cannot be still the life itself.

Thus, when we qualify something as a moment, we do this along with the conscience that it is in fact a dead moment. Therefore, we speak about moments of life mostly when they have already passed away.

When someone tries to make from his life a series of happy moments, their interlacing cannot be the same as the continuum of life. For this reason, it will be an artificial edifice.


We clearly see this when we observe the luxury goods. All of them are meant to inspire happy moments. But they also inspire vanity, a word derived from the Latin vanus, ‘empty, without substance’, i.e. the same emptiness of the dead moments.

The luxury products save the men from feeling the emptiness of the human attempt to live beautiful moments just because their interlacing is similar the continuum of life. Otherwise, a single or a few luxury products, as well as the focus on the moments of life cannot prevent the conscience of the futility of life.

On the contrary, a better way of living beautiful moments is to abandon the searching for them. Thus, they may come as a part of the living continuum of life.