Vanitas and the Urgency of Life
I happened to notice a small bunny sitting by the side of the road while jogging. I found it unusual that the bunny didn’t run away as I approached, so I stopped to examine him. Next to the nervous animal was another bunny, this one dead, clearly hit by a car. I tried to get the living bunny to leave his friend, but he would not. When I came jogging back, some 30 minutes later, he was still there. Much later in the evening I went back out, to check on the living bunny. He was not there. I looked around, trying to find his body, to see if he had been hit, but I only found the one body. I took comfort, and hoped that he had lived. As I was getting back to my apartment, two young bunnies ran across my path. I think that was a good sign.