Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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A Consummation Devoutly To Be Wished

I think about death all the time.

A couple of years back I was mightily struck with the idea of earthly immortality. There was this mad doctor who was going round saying human life could be indefinitely extended and I was thinking, "Wheeee- what fun it'll be- on and on and on and ...."

Now I can't imagine what got into me. Milennium fever perhaps.

Because now I take comfort- great comfort- from the thought that sooner or later this giddy ride is going to stop. It puts things in perspective. Why get all worked up about- I don't know- the idiocy of the human race- when- quite shortly- I'll be stepping from the car and out through the turnstile? 

I'm 56- and closer to my end than my beginning. Happy days.
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