Well,I just had a birthday a couple of days ago so of course, mortality is on my mind. If you go by my parents, I've got roughly 20 years. If you go by my paternal grandfather, I should have gone 8 years ago! On the other hand, if you go by my maternal grandmother, I've got well over 30 years! If you go by medical advances well, who knows? I smoke like the proverbial chimney, but so did both my parents and the grandmother who lived to 96. I don't eat particularly healthy, but not particularly badly either. I do stay active. Playing music is a lot more physically demanding than a lot of people realize. (Just last night I had a dream about setting up equipment.) I do sit-ups and push-ups every day. Every other day I either walk on a treadmill or practice music. I do play chess and read tons of books. I still figure I'll wake up every morning, if I'm not quite so confident about every year. Between genetics and lifestyle it's really hard to say what it all adds up to. Anyway, I don't feel like I'll disappear any time too soon. John
John, people can live a long life. Don't make it sound like you are nearing your last leg. You play in a band, you play checkk (mind) and so I bet you go on like the Energizer Bunny!
I keep thinking about it, and I think there's every good chance that Van Gogh, or even Piggy, might outlive me! John
With Andromeda also with renal disease, she may not last the year as well. It may be a horrible year.
We'll always feel bad when we feel like someone is slipping away. I'd never have guessed it would take 3 weeks to make the thing but that being the case, it was really a good idea to have that done. To be sure, nothing is going to feel normal right now. John
With Nova being sick and likely not going to last long, I was aftaid of not having an urn. Is it odd that I pre-ordered his (will get it this week but took 3 weeks to make)? I am feeling bad now about doing that.