I swear, this is the first time I’m hearing (or reading??) the word ‘Ephemeral’. Maybe I do need to read English dictionary some more 😉
From my own perspective, I figured there are lots of things that I considered ‘ephemeral’; things that are lasting for only in short amount of time (with a footnote that the weight of the word ‘short’ might be different to every person).
We, human being, are the perfect example. Though you are blessed enough to be able to consume such a powerful elixir of youth (if spotted haha!), there’s no guaranty that your life will last long. Happiness and sadness are also two best example of ephemeral according to my mind’s dictionary; there’s never be a long lasting happiness nor sadness in our entire life. Those two come in a season. When one is fading away, the other come to replace. And it goes on and on and on….
Below are my pictures of ephemeral, taken just now with a very modest equipment. In my humble interpretation, the deep meaning of ephemeral is strongly attached to these representatives; the candle, the light, and the smoke.