as you come into this world, something else is also born. you begin your life, and it begins a journey towards you. it moves slowly, but it never stops. wherever you go, whatever path you take, it will follow - never faster, never slower, always coming. you will run; it will walk. you will rest; it will not. one day, you will linger in the same place too long; you will sit too still or sleep too deep. and when, too late, you rise to go, you will notice a second shadow next to yours. your life will then be over.