“I was not. I have been, I am not. I am so grateful to have participated in life!”
A beloved cousin died yesterday and we, at a Johnson/Smith/Denoo family get together had a discussion about what we want inscribed on our gravesite. I don't intend to have a gravesite, but will have a marker placed on my mother's grave. I want it to be clear that when I die, my mind, body and emotions change into a different form and return to the atoms from which I evolved.
Loren, you know I like distractions! The broader the topic, the more fun to explore. I agree about Death with Dignity Act. We were successful in getting physician-assisted suicide into our state, and I fully intend to access that right. We have already gained the right and responsibility of family planning and medical intervention. The individual knows when it is time to end life, not prolong suffering. As for myself, I have had such an incredible and productive life, I don't want to vegetate. As of now, I am fully functioning (well, nicely functioning), and I enjoy every waking moment, pains and all.
Seth Andrews does an excellent job of bringing ideas to the forefront, especially those ideas that have been defined as forbidden by "polite society".
Thanks for the reminder.
Joan....I too want to give my condolences .....It is always difficult to lose a loved one......
That poor child.. He probably thinks he will never get another Christmas present....I am sure though his parents,aunts and uncles will prove otherwise...:)
Yes, I do feel sorry for him, but I think it's funny anyway.
For one thing, his sadness won't last long. It's not like religious fear and guilt that can go on for an entire life.
Sentient.......No one likes to see a kid cry.....You need to think like a child for a moment and remember how it was at that age....:)
Daniel, I don't like parent's teaching children about santa either.