Young to old in five minutes

OK, so here’s a fresh internet meme to pass along, posted today on HuffPost.  It’s a five minute time-lapse video simulation of a young girl aging into an old woman, showing just her face.  It’s pretty remarkable.
A few thoughts after watching it:
+ the face has its own beauty in all stages of life
+ there’s also something hauntingly sad and fragile here
+ accepting and embracing mortality is part of the spiritual life
+ this is a lovely image of what the church declares every Ash Wednesday, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you will return.”
+ on this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and our recognition of the wars and other victims who have followed, we remember that the unfolding of a full life is not something everyone has the privilege of experiencing.
Live long and prosper.