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Another trip around the Sun

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Youth passes quickly
growing old gracefully is
a game for the bold

We’ve all made another trip around the Sun. We’re already six days into 2024.

Is it because I’m aging that time seems more fleeting? My perception is that it flies by at an ever-increasing rate, propelling me toward life’s inevitable end, like some jet-powered waterslide that I can’t control, faster, faster, faster until … what?

Some people believe we go to Heaven, or Nirvana, or some eternal party. Some believe we go to Hell, or pits of eternal suffering. Some people believe we just stop existing, end of story.

Harry Houdini said he could escape anything, even death. If there was any way of coming back, he’d find it. To my knowledge, he hasn’t made it back yet. He might have, and took up as a plumber or something, and is avoiding the limelight. I don’t know.

These are eternal mysteries. I have no answers. Why do I bring all this up? Again, I don’t know. Maybe it has something to do with the unexamined life not being worth living. Maybe I’m stuck in an existential quagmire. Maybe I’m just bored and have nothing better to write about.

Maybe “I don’t know” is the most powerful phrase someone can utter.

Where am I going with all this? Just things to ponder.

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