Thursday, December 09, 2004

Facing one's mortality

For some time now, I have mentioned to my wife following a notice of someone's passing or in regard to some news event that I will not die like that. For example, when Sonny Bono hit that tree while skiing, I could confidently state that won't happen to me. Similarily, when President G.H.W. Bush jumped out of a perfectly good airplane with a parachute, I could readily state that I will definitely not die in a skydiving accident. The same holds for motorcycle accidents (with me driving), roller coaster accidents, and other things like that. Now I can add another. I will not die by fire, get trampled, or be shot to death in, during, or prior to a heavy metal rock concert.

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