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Who gets to die first?

June 10th, 2009 · 7 Comments · life

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Lately death has been on my mind. It has been a running theme in every book, song, or movie, that I have come across in the last week. We watched Band of Brothers over the weekend and last night I read Elizabeth Berg’s novel, “A Year of Pleasures”.  It is the story of a widow who relocates to the Midwest after her husband’s death and what she goes through. I cried and cried as I read the book and I have decided that I have to die before my husband. I think he would handle the situation better.  In my mind, I have already scheduled his next physical, removed all fat and salt from his diet, and implemented a new walking regiment.  Something is really wrong with me. I was reading this morning about these poor people who died in an explosion at a Slim Jim plant. I am hard pressed to come up with anything more depressing than my last minutes being in a burning beef jerky plant.  Burning and drowning are just about the worst ways to die in my opinion. Not that there is a good way to die. No one wants to die, well except for martyrs.  Does anyone else fixate on crazy crap like this?

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  • Chantal

    It’s funny that you came up on the subject. I have read a book about the 5 people we weet after we die, I also saw a video on another blog earlier today, and the video was what the dying person sees in his last seconds before he dies. Also I heard that someone that I’ve met a few times, he has cancer, the same that my mother had and I could see the scene again in my head. On top of that, the weather is grey for the past 2 days. And I also read last night, a spiritual magazine, and it was talking about the 7 levels or steps when we pass away. So yes, I can say I have a fixation lately on the death issue. Hopefully with the sun being back tomorrow, it will bring britter thoughs 🙂

  • The Mert

    My wife and I have talked about it, but she usually cuts me off, citing it being “too morbid”.

    I can’t say that I really have a fixation or that I dwell on it though.

  • Debbie

    Totally agree with you on the burning and drowning. Fixating? Eh, we all have our moments!

  • Kristine

    I fixate on death too much, myself. I’m kind of obsessed with the thought of protecting my children from hoards of unlikely and fabricated dangers. I like to feel that it’s normal and probably an offshoot of my controlling side (as in, we obsess because we have no control).

  • Sam

    Lol, yes I do. And I have to agree, drowning and burning sound like agonizing ways to leave… suffocation too! Any death method that sounds painful, i dread.

  • Jenn

    Eaten. The one way I never ever EVER want to die is to be eaten. I think that is probably the worst.

  • Carole

    I also read that article about the deaths at the Slim Jim plant. At first I thought that’s not the way I’d want to go, on the other hand, it’s a lot more interesting than, “died in her sleep”. I’d probably live on in legend a lot longer if I died in a Slim Jim plant. Hope your mind is on other things rather than death today! 🙂

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