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.