I’m not sure it can be said much better than that.

I came to the same conclusion driving to work today, it’s life’s harshest reminder of our own mortality and transience.

I felt a sudden determination to put more effort into both my work and play, my friends, and myself, in an effort to get more out of life, and accomplish more. And yet, even as I came to the conclusion, I feared that that feeling would also prove too fleeting, that its effect would fade until some day, another loss brings that harsh reality bearing down on me again.