Have you ever toyed with the idea that we’d ALL live forever?! That there was no end … ? It’s really hard to vision that, at least in my mind. It seems that I’m wired to think in terms of a beginning and an end to everything. Still … wouldn’t it be rather boring?! All the same … all the time, no end to it?
So my answer to that question would be a big NO. Sometimes when I hear the old song with Alphaville … «Forever young», I think that ‘no, I wouldn’t like to be forever young‘ either.
It’s nice to be an adult … no one can tell me what, or what not, to do. No one can tell me that I can’t have a cookie before supper because it will ruin my appetite 🙂 I can have as many cookies as I want! [Seinfeld].
Those thoughts came to mind when a co-worker of mine told me about her son … he was in his early teenage years. He was grounded and couldn’t use the Internet for a week, because of something he’d done … I don’t remember what, this was ten years ago. He told her “okay, then I’ll stay in bed for a week”. It struck me how thankful I was that no one is in the position to tell me things like that anymore … that’s a phase of my life that is all over.
All the phases of life have their glory, I guess … and I’m pretty content with the one I’m in.
Like Kenny Chesney sings in a song … “Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to go NOW”. Sure … many, if not most of us, would like to go to Heaven … get our wings and fly around, but if you were to ask a 99-year-old if he or she would like to die tomorrow, I’m sure the answer would be NO. Most of us want to live another day …. see another sunrise.
The will to live is strong and that’s a good thing. The alternative would turn into a very dark subject that I won’t touch upon today.