George Bernard Shaw said, “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

From Adam and Eve to the present moment life has been passed down from generation to generation like a baton race and we presently hold the baton ready to pass it on to those who will carry it on into the future.

A good friend of mine (Ron, who is no longer with us) once told me, “The Earth is like a baseball tossed up in the air, it has a beginning and an end. Imagine if you will how short the time is that we are on this ball, spinning in the air.”

In English when we say “pass the baton“, it is similar in meaning to “hand over the reins“.   It signals that a transition of responsibility is taking place. ( Landawei )

In this race we hold tightly to the baton (our lives, our responsibilities) till the last possible moment, then we must let go as the race (human race) goes on. I shall burn as a brightly lit torch before handing it on to future generations. (~_~) Art~

One may be but a tiny match, but banned together we can shine as a bon- fire, brightly lit, like a star, to shine across the vastness of this universe so that whom so ever may be out there will see, me shine.