Thursday, April 27, 2017

Death is inevitable. A bad death is not!

This image in my Twitter feed captured my attention:

Of course I had to read the lead essay right then and there.

Yesterday, in class, when I laughed at one of my own "jokes," I told them that if I, like Chrysippus, should die laughing, they should make no attempt to revive me.  "It is the best way to die--laughing" I told them.

A sense of humor is so valuable.  After all, the older we get, life can get more sucky than ever.  Getting old ain't for sissies. With a sense of humor, we will be able to laugh them away.

The silly happiness, I have come to realize, lies on a foundation of contentment.  A peaceful sense of contentment even when I drown in my own sorrows.

Of course, poets have written about all these and more.  Well, not about dying while laughing, but about feeling content.

I went to my go-to-site for poems.  And was reminded of this one.

Yes, "Be still, I am content ... joy [is] a flame in me"


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