Finally caught the end of “The Green Mile” Saturday which I had previously missed. The closing thoughts about longevity and death caused me to ponder the meaning of mortality. Sunday morning my mind wandered off on a tangent thinking about how we assume our cultural heroes and icons will be around forever and our reaction when they die.

Timing is everything or to paraphrase someone else – without time, everything would happen all at once.

For some reason I’ve been paying more attention to the obituaries.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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  1. cat_wrangler says:

    ‘time is a jet plane, it moves too fast’
    I’ve been focusing on the obits more and more in the past 6 or 7 years. Not much else to read in most newspapers that isn’t fabricated, embroidered upon, or …..well. Ranting again; likely need more Wellbutrin and less chocolate.
    I’ve paid close attention to large groups of people leaving. That’s really in the realm of ‘light worker’ stuff, but the old folks back where I grew up always said that people seemed to die more often when the sap was rising and then when it was going back down.
    Anyway, here’s a salute to your FINE taste in music:
    “The electrical dust is starting to rust
    Her trapezoid thermometer taste
    All the red tape is mechanical rape
    Of the TV program waste
    Data control and IBM
    Science is mankind’s brother
    But all I see is draining me
    On my plastic fantastic lover”

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