It’s important to live each day in the moment, and never take anything for granted. One day the people you love will be gone. No matter who you are, we all have limited time to spend with the people we love. And no matter how much time you spend with them, it’s never enough in the end. I never expected to outlive Elira, but no matter which one of us went first, we knew that the other would suffer. Cherish the time you have together. When they’re gone, the memories are all you really have left. That and the love you carry for them in your heart.​

As I got older it became harder and harder to ignore the passage of time. We knew that one day one of us would die and the other would be left alone. Statistically speaking I should have been the one to die first since human lifespans are much shorter than dragons, but regardless of that fact, we both cherished every moment we had together as we knew time was growing shorter either way. When you realize that time is growing shorter with the one you love most, it makes your heart ache. You look back on life and wonder if you really spent all the time you could have with them. In our case the answer to that question was “yes,” but even so, you realize that it’s still not enough. You’re never ready to say goodbye.

The abrupt ending to this song is intentional. You know that time is growing short and then that’s it… it’s gone… It feels like there should be more time left in the song; that it shouldn’t have ended there, but you realize that there just isn’t any more, and it’s devastating.