Thursday, January 25, 2007

"Fill out the list."

93-year-old blogger Donald Crowdis understands that his life is nearing its end, and has written a sad, sweet and inspiring post on his blog Don to Earth. In it, he admits to having uneasy feelings about what he knows is a harsh reality.
I've floated on the remark "Been there, done that" for some time now, but the notion that the moment is approaching when I can no longer say this bothers me. The truth is, I don't want to go.

There are many reasons. For too long I have behaved as if I could postpone going indefinitely, and thus have so many things that I must do first. I don't want my successors to find out how much I could have done that isn't done, not by a long shot. There are numerous notes and letters I must write. There are places I've wanted to travel, but never had the chance. Actually, each of you can, if you think yourself into my age, fill out the list. At least you can try to understand why I say that I hate to go.
I'm going to go make that list.

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