Burden

We are all born with the same toll to pay in life. One can take this toll with a sense of duty and a smile and understand that it is not only a burden but an ultimate freedom. When it finally comes to payment, the mere fact that this burden is lifelong compounds its underpinnings. It will have afforded everyone a severe lifelong burden, yes, but if this burden was carried with woe, the price to pay will be excruciatingly high and come with an impossible ask for the debtors of time to be merciful; but carried with grace and a personal understanding throughout life, the price to pay will leave one in a completely different end state, blissfully content in mortality and ready for the next chapter.