Member Rara Avis
What’s the point beyond the point?
The point is that no one knows the point, John, until they actually reach it.
In my experience, the foolish and the young confuse a lessened quality of life with a lack of quality. It's so easy to say, "I wouldn't want to live like THAT," until THAT becomes your new reality and a realization takes root that even the most minute pleasures of life are, for all their seeming insignificance, still pleasures. They say youth is wasted on the young, but what they don't say is why. I think it's because only the aged or infirm, generally, can understand how precious every moment of life really is. There is glory in climbing mountains. But, sometimes, I think, there is equal glory in just climbing out of bed every morning.
I've watched a lot of people die. I've never yet seen one fail to struggle for one more, last, final breath.