One of the iconic lines from the now legendary musical Hamilton centers around the blind cruelty of mortality:
“Death doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners and the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes…”
There’s not a single one of us who’s going to avoid death. Learning to deal with that alone is incredibly difficult; even more so when you’re given a good idea of exactly when the event is coming. That’s the topic weighing on the minds of the people who submitted these anonymous musings. They all know their time will be up soon. This is how they’re processing it.
10. Keep on keeping on
If you already liked the life you were living, why change it?
9. ‘Till death do us part
Imagine carrying around this knowledge.
8. Gone too soon
No parent should have to bury their child, but a child burying a parent before they’re grown? Horrible.
“I might have to really accept I’m going to die soon.”
6. Divine intervention
Supernatural? Or just good luck? It’s a matter of faith.
5. The flip side
What happens to the faith of those fortune doesn’t smile on?
4. Decisions, decisions
An impossible question to answer.
3. ILY constantly
Is it just a feeling?
2. A love deferred
There’s so much to be missed out on in this life.
1. The bucket
Make the most of it.
“And if there’s a reason I’m still alive
When everyone who loves me has died
I’m willing to wait for it.”
What are your thoughts and experiences on death?
Tell us in the comments.