Life in the Length of 24 Hours
There was an interesting question that was posed to me once upon a time ago. I fail to recall the exact location of its existence or why and how is it was presented to me, but perhaps that is because the question itself rendered everything else into oblivion. The question was this: “If you were to be given an envelope that contained the information of when and how you were to die would you open it?” It is this very question that is recalled as I sit here pondering the new question of: “What would I do if I were to die in 24-48 hours?” The very reason why the first question came into mind with this new question is that I realized this piece of information is the consequence or benefit that would be gained if I opened that very envelope that contained the matters of my death.
Before delving into what I would do if I were to possess such information is how I would feel about it first. What would my perspective on the notice of my death be? Would it be a positive or negative one? It’s these questions that I would take a moment to put into realization as they would definitely impact on what and how I would utilize those last hours of my life. As such it is important to remember that as human beings we are constantly evolving and changing, because I may be living what happens to be the best moment of my life or the poorest. In relation to that it is almost impossible, in my humble opinion, that we may never truly know what our perspective to anything really is, but only to a specific moment in time. I mention this as the perspective that I share at this singular moment can be ever so fleeting and forgotten as the very air that I breathe to live.
With that in mind, I took a moment to examine my life and how I feel about it. To do that I ask myself, what emotions does this 24 hour death notice evoke? The answer to that would be sadness and happiness. Sadness, because of the physical end that is to come of my life and the...