Friday, November 09, 2012
Life is tough.
It takes up a lot of your time. All your weekends.
And what do you get at the end of it -
Death - A great reward.
I think that the life cycle is all backwards.
You should die first. Get it out of the way.
Then you live 20 years in an old folks home.
You get kicked out when you're too young.
You get a good watch. You go to work.
You work for 40 years until you are young enough to enter college.
You learn to party until you are ready for High School.
You go to High School, Grade School,
You become a little kid.
You play, you have no responsibilities.
You become a little baby.
You go back into the womb.
You spend the last nine months floating
Only to finish off as a gleam in somebodies eye.
- Lynne Vance
NOTE: The above poem is well off the topic of this blog, but I do believe that one of our ongoing tasks is to retain our sense of humor, to be able to appreciate clever irony when it presents itself, and to look at life from multiple angles. That, in my view, is an important way of both living in the world and out of it.