If I——————when I Read Count : 25

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You’ve heard the infamous medical 
question
“On scale of one to ten-how bad is your pain?”
Using the same scale-birth would be one- death -10
Most of us up to a certain 
Point would start this sentence - when the thought of the conversation came up-under normal conditions 
If I die- that would be a seven or seventy 
After that when I die would be more 
appropriate 

Give or take some variation in age this is the mindset we all face and the implications that come with it
In the early years of maturity most of us wouldn’t even approach the topic 
It just isn’t on our issue agenda 
As we  get closer to that scale seven
When I die  would me more utilized

Being eighty five this scale is a reality although I’m not trying to rush things
The train of thought gravitates to related issues and one thinks of reunions with lost family and friends 

In reflection I would not change much in my life but I wish as s young man I would have had more appreciation for the simpler things- those we take forgranted 
Once you’ve missed that opportunity 
there’s no going back

I now understand the meaning of
“ Live Your Life “
It was too late for me 
I hope it’s not too late for you



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  • This was great but also very sad

    Aug 07, 2019

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