It was one of those days where I really didn't feel like studying the mysteries of the world. Really. I was just tired and not in a working mood. It was a pretty peaceful day. The sun was shining, the air was quiet and I felt that it was a good day to just relax and enjoy it. The studies can wait another day.
As I was enjoying the day, I saw a cloud elemental burst out of its hiding place and quickly descend on an air sprite. One minute, nothing. The next, there was a swirling chase scene. Eventually, the cloud elemental caught the air sprite and they both dissolved back into a cloud.
It was a strange feeling of disconnect. I understand that this is the way of the world and that, in the end, nothing really dies. Death came for air sprite and transformed it into a human or some sort of animal (non-elemental). That was the way of the world.
The part that worried me was not the death... but the detachment that I felt. Will I be so unconcerned when people that I love die around me? I hope not. If that happens, that means that I'm losing my humanity and all that makes me... me.