It has been said that every life is bookmarked by two dates. There is the date you were born and the date you die. In between is a dash… that is our life.
That always seemed to be a good reminder of just how short and insignificant our lives are in the scope of history, and how valuable each day is. While, that thought can help to keep us humble, it can also as a motivator to live each day to the fullest as it will never be repeated.
Johnny Cash perhaps understood that in a way many of us never will due to his fame and notoriety. Yet, as an older and wiser man, this song is what he had to say about it all.