Tomorrow, I'll be dead  

rm_OlaLitara 39M/39F
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3/12/2006 7:46 pm

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Tomorrow, I'll be dead

That's exactly what the bearded old man told that Chinese woman who was sitting on the next bench in this café I frequent. I don't know what the conversation was about. But, this statement got me thinking.

Tomorrow, I'll be dead.

I, and most people I know, lead a nine-to-five. Weekends are predictable. Bachelors hit the pubs and the married are consumed by the "verisimilar vastitude of connubial bliss" as someone I know likes to put it. I call it living from paycheck to paycheck.

Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against predictability. Frankly, I don't think I even know what I'm complaining about. But when I hear a bearded old man say, Tomorrow, I'll be dead, I feel a hollow. I've heard many say they live for today. I don't know if they do. And even if they DO, I don't know what that means. But I'd like to know.

Quite recently, I read about this Norwegian guy who set out to travel the world. Without possessions. If you're wondering how he survived, well: he asked, and people gave. People gave him a place to stay, food to eat and clothes to wear. Some good Samaritans even sponsored his tickets. You set out on your journey and let the world take care of you and you'll meet all these human beings who're just being human. Is this what's called living for today?

I don't know. I don't know anything. All I know is Tomorrow, I'll be dead.

And, as King Crimson put it, Confusion will be my Epitaph.

raiders_arc 39M/39F

3/15/2006 3:20 am

Funny, ain't it! You live 29 years of your life the way you do and then one day a stranger makes you wonder if you've been living it right.

Personally, I dont think there's a right or wrong way of living life. Just the right or wrong way of looking at it.

May you find solace in things you do.
May you find things of solace to you.

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