In particular…I am surprised to find that the perspective offered in the blog, rather than emphasizing the tragedy of multi-cellular life, and therefore the necessity of death, made me feel as if we ought, somehow, to try harder to live in ways that does such a situation justice. Rather than lamenting and seeking, always, to escape death…we should spend more time and effort focusing on how to make the lives we do have worthy of their brevity.
These are, somehow, appropriate thoughts as I stand on the cusp of a new year which is guaranteed (in the next four weeks, at least) to bring many changes to my life. Too often, I take my life for granted. I don’t fear death, but nor do I really seek to make the days and hours and years of my life as rich and colorful and far-reaching as I might.
Perhaps, then, that is the change I will seek to embrace this new year. Not a change for my personal self…but a change in how that self interacts with Life.