Oh, look, a Winter Storm Warning, starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow, when I Fully Expect to be at the grocery store, if I’m not at the vet’s office with Mozart. (Good wishes and prayer wheel spinnings for Mozart, please. He’s decided that baby food is even kind of a chore to eat. We think (hope) he’s got something going with his mouth that maybe the vets can fix. They’re cautious, and reasonably so, about putting a 15 year old cat under anesthesia. On the other hand, baby food shouldn’t be that tough to chew…)
So, anyhow, 3-6 inches of snow expected from 10 a.m. tomorrow through 10 p.m. tomorrow night. The good news is that the projected temperatures are higher; the original forecasted temps would have almost been too cold for snow…
But, that’s not why I called y’all here today.
What I’d like to know is, Would you want to live forever?
Or, alternatively, Why would someone want to live forever — absent, OK, a Deathless Enemy who must be pursued and neutralized, or Science! or True Love or Fear of Eternal Damnation — though we’re starting to get thin, here, by my reckoning. At some point, I think, one would become So Weary that even the threat of Eternal Damnation might not trump the wish to simply lie down the burden and sleep.
This may, I note, Just Be Me.
And I will, in fairness, also note that we deal with at least two Deathless in our work. What seems to keep them going is Their Work, and they are fortunate, that their work is infinitely variable.
But, given your everyday guy who happens to be a vampire, or who otherwise has to perform some vile act in order to NOT DIE, when their lives seem to be, aside the quest to NOT DIE, pointless or without purpose. Why does that person want to live forever?