I love that. Nothing gold can stay. It may seem a little pessimistic or threatening. To some, they may see it as a cause for hopelessness or even a warning against a false sense of security. They may translate it as, “You will eventually lose everything good in your life”.
But I don’t see it that way. To me, it points out the extremely finite aspect of our lives. It points out that, inevitably, no matter how hard you hold on and no matter your willpower against it, things WILL change. This may be a little…optimistic (delusional?) but I would translate this quote into “Cherish all little special moments and people in your life, because things will always change. Realize they’re gold while you still have them.”
I am so tired right now, and I’m sure I’m not eloquently expressing my point. I just found this poem in my room and all I can think about is my friends moving away and everything changing. They’re gold to me.