Death: (n) the act of dying; the end of life
Pwanged with a silly stick of maudlin muddling, I will occasionally imagine what the world will be like right after my demise.
That being my death.
When doing so, my eyes quickly fill with tears over how sad I presume others will be over my absence.
And then, without warning, my brain suddenly rights itself, and I realize the past five people I know who have died were afforded about one week of concentrated bereavement.
And then life, wearing very heavy boots, marched on.
I don’t know how it should be.
I don’t know what the correct length of time is to commemorate and memorialize the deeds of another traveler who is leaving because of the absence of breathing possibilities.
But it should be different.
Even people we regale as “planet changing souls for the ages” only get thirty seconds of silent reflection prior to the opening of Wall Street.
Thirty seconds? Really?
I, of course, understand that there will be spasms of dismay for a length of time over the departure of a fine friend—hopefully including me.
But the audacity of the human race—to think it has the energy and intelligence to proceed without me—is a worrisome, if not tearful, conclusion.
I don’t know what to do about that.
But after careful consideration and pausing to ponder over possibilities, I have decided that my best approach is to get even…
…and stay alive.