Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's fatal (but that's okay), by Cary Tennis

From Cary Tennis: It's fatal (but that's okay):
Here is what happens when I think about the future. I am in a waiting room. The Big Doctor comes out shaking his head.

"It looks like you're going to die," he says.

"When?" I ask.

"Who knows?" he says. "Maybe 20 years, 30 years, 40 years. Maybe tomorrow."

"Tomorrow?" I say.

"There's no telling," the Big Doctor says. "But what you've got is fatal."

"What's it called, Doc? This fatal thing I have?"

"Life," he says. "It's called life."

"I didn't realize it was that serious," I say.

"Oh, it's serious," he says. "It's as serious as it gets. I suggest you make yourself comfortable and find things to occupy your mind while you wait."

There are many things you are going to have to do, but you can't do them right now....There are many things out in the world that you could think about and worry about, but they are not in the room with you right now. Right now, you are fine. You may not know it, but you are.

-Cary Tennis
http://www.salon.com/life/since_you_asked/2011/07/05/lonely_expatriate/index.html

2 comments:

  1. Not me. I'm gonna live forever. ;)

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  2. I think it's not as serious as I often take it. ;)

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