Someone I know recently spoke about the significance of a watch he received from his parents.
Aside from the fact it was gifted to him by his parents, he spoke about what it had taught him about time.
In addition to reminding him to respect time and be punctual, he spoke of the idea that “this too shall pass.”
It is a simple and powerful reminder of the transient nature of things. We go through ups and downs that all seem permanent in the moment.
But, it is all just a matter of time of perspective. This too shall pass.