Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The time I almost died.

Everyone, I suppose, has a moment when their childhood ends.  We all share that moment, even if it takes a multitude of forms... that instant when we see death, and understand what it is, what it means, and that it is a simple and unavoidable truth of the human condition. Some people live that instant, and reject the idea immediately - and fight their entire lives against it ... others embrace the moment, and make their peace with it - and hopefully, afterwards, strive for something more than simply existing for ourselves.  After all, we're all united in our struggle against mortality - because it's a struggle we will all eventually lose.  It's just part of being an adult.