Thursday Talk-Thread 4
We haven't done this in a while and I've got a banger of a topic to discuss today
Howdy! Hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and happy. Today, let’s talk about death.
In the book, They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera, Death-Cast calls people 24 hours in advance to inform them of their impending death. And the two protagonists live an entire lifetime in a single day.
If you received a Death-Cast call, how would you spend your last day on Earth?
For me, it surprisingly took quite some thinking to formulate an answer to this. And here’s how I (think) I would spend my goodbye day.
First thing after waking up, I would bang out the hardest workout of my life in the gym. After a leisurely steamy shower, I’d pour all my thoughts into an article or a newsletter issue, and schedule it to go live post my death.
After spending time with my family and calling/meeting as many of my closest friends as I can, I’d grab a book and wander off alone. As a solitude lover, I can’t imagine spending my last moments anywhere but alone.
Of course, there are the essential things such as charting out my finances in a book for my family, handing over my different account creds, etc. But no point going over them.
Do you know what’s fascinating about this exercise? It reveals the most important things of your life, which in my case are:
Time with loved ones
I’d love to know how your last day would look like, if not a full-blown account as I gave, share a short summary with me. Excited to see the perspectives y’all bring to the table!
First thing I would like to pay my gratitude to the Almighty who provided me every thing and got through all ups and downs of my life. Now at age 91 I will get together my love ones to embrace them and tell them not to cry when I leave for good, instead celebrate my departure cheerfully.
I too would work out but without hurrying through it because "I have so much to accomplish today" then I would walk my dog and enjoy the walk as much as he does; I would go to breakfast (I never take time for it) with a dear friend, then go home and spend the rest of the day just talking and eating with my sons and my husband. A day of no purpose. Sounds wonderful.