I would be happy to talk to you anytime Raven. If you would like my opinion or solicit advise, I would be happy to help in any manner possible. But I must tell you now, and not that you even suggested it, but in terms of affections or a relationship, I am "too long in the tooth" to keep up with someone so young.
that was a truely uplifting Orion's Quest, for such a depressing subject. I like the way you think. you hve a nack for seing the positive to life, and death. I find that rather attractive. could we talk some time? check out my profile, and tell me what you think.
I would jump on a motorcycle and spend a few weeks in the High Sierra. I would take the last couple of days to carve my epitaph in wood (not stone).
"Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on the ripened grain.
I am the gentle Autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry:
I am not there. I did not die."
I should know how it feels..my own husband had 8 months to live...before he finally succumb to his brain cancer..if God had stamped our expiry dates on our bottoms at birth, would we live our lives differently..or add an ironic twist to it, if he deliberately messes up our expiry dates..what then?
I have learn thru watching my only niece and only child of my brother die in 4 days and my own husband die in 8 months..
at the end . ..all we could take with us when we die are our memories...good food and holidays to provide more happy memories...there iare no pockets in shrouds..just leave good memories for all your love ones to remember you by..
I would plan my own funeral...have everyone come in party mufti..celebrate my life and maybe do a poem for my own eulogy...
whether it is 15 days or 15 months...the end is the same..we want to be remembered and to remember...that is what make us all human..
You're a spiritual guy, Lion! I'm often grateful for the rotten things that happen to me ... after I've given it some evolved thought ... because it really takes the "bite" out of adversity if you stop fighting and loathing it and instead think about what it's teaching you. You don't like it, but it's less painful if you think of the benefit you receive from it.
i would spend it with my kids & grankids..i would want to leave messages behind for my 6 gran-daughters & my grandson due in may. i think grandparents are a very important part of a kid's life.i also would wanna visit the battered women's shelter, spend time there & also abused kid's shelter, these mean so much to me, being that is part of my background & i worked in them. also wanna spend time in nursing homes ..i do love the elderly & have also worked with them.so my 15 days would be filled with love for the most important people in my life.
That would be a tough one on all...but most definately spend every minute w/my precious girls. Lots of fun and traveling...and most definately taping it all for them to reference back to. Man breaks my heart to even think about it.
I would do every thing I could, emotionally, physically, and finically, to impove as many lives as I could. Help as many people as I could. Then I would sit down and write everyone in my life a letter telling them how much I loved them and I would tell them what they did to touch my life. I would ask tem to help someone else every day.
I would spend that time with my family, telling them how much I love them and how much they'd always meant to me. But I would especially concentrate on my daughter, my only child. I would quit my job and keep her out of school during that time, hugging her as often as I could, telling her how much I will always love her. I would record messages for her on paper and tape, so that when she got older, she would still have a part of mama with her. And I would sit up all night every night just so that I could watch her sleep and dream, and be near her as much as possible in the remaining time I had left. That's all. I can't see to type anymore.