One day, bang. Everything's gone. Memories, hopes, dreams, property, loves, money. Our family and friends shed a tear, hold a ceremony, and go on with their lives. We become a few fading photographs in an album. And then those who loved us die, and those who loved them die, and soon even the memory of us is gone.
You've seen those old photo albums in antique shops, filled with people in nineteenth-century dress? Men, women, children - nobody knows who they are any more. Gone and forgotten.
Live NOW. This is IT.
Love madly and passionately, take in the love given to you.
In the end, that's the only ephemeral piece of you that will remain.