Mortality is the condition of being mortal, or susceptible to death; the opposite of immortality.
Every day I try to read the new postings that appear on my blog roll. There are the usual ones that post almost everyday and then there are ones that post only once a week. Slowly I have noticed ones that I used to read have fallen to the bottom of the roll...where did they go? Why did they stop writing?
I don't think of anyone as being immortal, eventually we must all cease to exist. I do take for granted that the blogs I read will post, that when I wake up and scroll through my i-phone there will be something there to read. But what if they just stopped? What if they never posted again?
Most of us have never met or even seen a photo of one another. We would like to think because we read about each other that we have insight into our day to day lives but really they are just words on a page. We use our imaginations to try to figure out what kind of person that he or she would be or what they would look like.
We take for granted that their posts will be there, but what if they (you or I) experienced mortality...where would we send the flowers?