The most precious thing in life is its uncertainty. And some might say this is why life and other transient things are so beautiful.
"Mono no aware" is a Japanese term translated as "an empathy toward things." It is also used to refer to an awareness of the transience of things that heightens their beauty and creates in us a wistfulness at their passing as well as a deeper feeling of gentle poignancy about life and love. "Mono" comes from the word for "thing." And "aware" (ah-wah-rey) translates as an expression similar to "ah." The term has frequently been translated as "the ahh-ness of things." Ahhh ... life is uncertain, therefore we approach it with gentle awe and deep feeling.