Tuesday, July 15, 2008
What will you do when you know that you have only a month to live?
Confirming with the KWSP/lawyers/banks that your dependents will get your money after you are gone? Telling your loved ones that you always love them? Get your hubby/wifey that thing (insert jewelery/romantic dinner/car/etc) that he/she always wanted but you always scoff at? Visit all your extended relatives and your long long lost friends? Try bungee jumping from Menara KL?
Well, dear....you may have a hundred years more, or only another 1 hour to live.
Why don't you do a list and start doing those things now?
We never knew when we are going to leave everything behind. Even when the doctors do say that we have a month, we may actually only have a week.
And in accidents, usually only a split second notice.
p/s: headache and viewing an accident, a combination that is not making today a good day. (no, nothing serious, only a skidding bus that causes them to close my usual route to office)
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The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.