This morning I’m just plain grateful for what I just read. Towards the end it includes this quote containing two quotes:
In his beautifully crafted The New York Times article, You Are Going To Die, Tim Kreider writes, ‘You are older at this moment than you’ve ever been before, and it’s the youngest you’re ever going to get. The mortality rate is holding at a scandalous 100 percent. Pretending death can be indefinitely evaded with hot yoga or a gluten-free diet or antioxidants or just by refusing to look is craven denial.’
As Erma Bombeck wrote in her 1979 book Eat Less Cottage Cheese and More Ice Cream, ‘If I had my life to live over again I would have waxed less and listened more. I would have cried and laughed less while watching television… and more while watching real life. But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute of it… look at it and really see it… try it on… live it… exhaust it… and never give that minute back until there was nothing left of it.’
That’s from near the bottom of Bruce Turkel’s What Was So Damn Important Anyway?. You should read this.