For the two poems this week, we studied the idea of impermanence. More often than I should, I think about where I will be going after this life (if anywhere) so these poems have spoke to me. In my opinion, there is so much to learn from both of these works of literature. In Sonnet 146, the speaker asks the audience why we worry so much about our self-image when in reality we should be focusing on our soul. From a secular standpoint, I view the soul as one's character. I feel that often times people are always remembered for their character rather than their body. While in the other poem, Ozymandias, shuts down any argument against impermanence. The example I used in class that supported the speaker's claim is that our school no longer gives moments of silence for the aniversary of 9/11. So there is always change happening, and there is nothing I can do to stop it. The only thing I can do is enjoy life.