Thursday, March 15, 2012

When Death Comes

Happy Ides of March, and be thankful you aren’t Caesar. Supposedly, Caesar was warned of his death. I wonder what it would be like to know the date of you own death, before it happens. None of us can be completely certain of when we will die. Even those on death row may die of natural causes before the day of their execution. But many live right up to their scheduled time.

How strange it would be to think about the future and know that death will come before some event. This is the year of the Olympics. I anticipate that I’ll watch some of the events on television, but wouldn’t it be strange to think about the upcoming events and realize you won’t be alive to watch it?

I think I’m glad I don’t know when I will die.