The world is always getting better, and those living in it always believe it is getting worse.
* A few people have asked about the meaning of the symbol. It is called an Ouroboros, an ancient symbol of a serpent eating its own tale, representing the continuity of life, the continuous cycles of death and rebirth. It does not symbolize reincarnation. It is similar to the yin yang, the balance of life and death in the great cycle of nature and the human experiment.