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Monday, 8 May 2017
THE FINAL BOW - EXIT, STAGE LEFT...
"I wish I knew where I was going to die - 'cos I wouldn't go there!" runs the old joke. And that's about as funny as this post will get, as I want to ask you a serious question. First though, let me try and pave the way. When I was a great deal younger than I am today, I'd sometimes imagine my deathbed scene, which usually took place in the bedroom of one particular house - not the one in which I live today, but the previous one. Dunno why, but that's the way it would go.
Okay, so here it is. Have any of you ever thought forward to your final moments, and imagined where it might happen and what it will be like? Would your 'ideal' (not the right word, but you know what I mean) scenario be going peacefully in your sleep, or being surrounded by those dear to you as you slipped quietly away, knowing they loved you and that you'd made an immense and appreciated difference to their lives?
I suppose I'll be alone when I croak, just as I've always been. Never really fitted in anywhere, even as a child. I'll just slowly breathe my last one day and the world will go on as it's always done, and no one will miss me or shed a tear. In my 'future projections', there was never anyone around my bedside in my final moments, and there's no reason to think the actual event will be any different to my imagining of it. (Unless it's a team of doctors and nurses perhaps.)
I take some consolation from the fact that my name will yet be seen in old comics and appear in new reprints, but it's poor compensation for not being around in person to see and appreciate it. So, if it's not too upsetting to consider, have you ever thought about your passing and how it will play out 'on the day' ? Or would you rather not think about such dark matters? Either way, leave a comment, even if it's just to try and lighten the mood around here.
("For feck's sake, Kid, that's some heavy sh*t!")
Posted by Kid at Monday, May 08, 2017