Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ebert on Death

And life, the universe, and everything, in the latest post over at his place. I don’t agree with all of what he says, but I appreciate his point of view. And I join in this idea:

I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. What I am grateful for is the gift of intelligence, and for life, love, wonder, and laughter. You can't say it wasn't interesting. My lifetime's memories are what I have brought home from the trip. I will require them for eternity no more than that little souvenir of the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris.
As I’ve said before, to quoth Buckethead, “I ain’t afraid to die. I just don’t want to be around when it happens, baby.”

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