Saturday, June 03, 2006

Life as It Should Be

My friend, KB is a writer. She doesn't blog. She has a life. She writes with the same spirit that she lives her life. I just yesterday wrote about an adventure with KB. It was with KB that I went to the Grand Canyon. We've been friends for most of my son's life.

Tonight I was thinking about what to write. I was thinking about life and lifelong friends, friends like KB. And this showed up in my email. She's always been full of life and full of surprises. She sent this email last night. It's George Carlin she's paraphasing, but it sure sounds like her philosophy of life. Maybe they're really the same person.

Come to think of it. I've never seen them together. . . . .

Life as It Should Be
via KB

The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends.

I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get in the end of it? A death. What's that all about? I mean, is that supposed to be some kind of a bonus?

I have been thinking alot about this and I think the life cycle is all
backwards.

You should die first, you know, start out dead, get it out of the way. Then you should wake up in an old age home, feeling younger and better every day.

You then get kicked out of the home for being too healthy, go collect your pension, then after a couiple of years you start work and you get a gold watch and a party on your very first day.

You work 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You're generally promiscuous. You drink alcohol, you party and you get ready for High School Hey, you've only got a few years left, what's the big deal?

Then you go to elementary school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities. Finally, you become a baby.


The last step, you spend your last 9 months floating peacefully with luxuries like central heating, spa, room service on tap, larger quarters everyday, and then:...........................

You finish off as an orgasm!


I'm a very lucky girl to have friends like that.

Thank you, KB, for keeping me straight on things.

—me strauss Letting me be

8 comments:

Dawn said...

What a brilliant idea! Just thinking about it brought a smile. Maybe we should petition God for a do-over.

ME Strauss said...

Yeah, I think it's George Carlin that she's quoting. It wonderful isn't it?

Anonymous said...

george carlin:

“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating...


...and you finish off as an orgasm.”

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So connect yesterday's post w/ this one.

E

ME Strauss said...

Hi E.
I think you just did.

George has his credit on the front page. I'll put it more clearly. KB just edited to make it stronger.

I personally like her version better. It's more fun.

So goes oral storytelling.

smiles,
liz

Mama Mouse said...

Its great!! And guess what ... MAYBE that's what its like on the other side! Except that we don't ever end. As we are there longer and longer we get better and better and recover from being in a human body! Our spirits are free to be what they were meant to be ... loving, being loved, and having fun!

I love George Carlin!

ME Strauss said...

Hi Mama!
I love George Carlin too! I especially love this one. I hadn't heard it. That's the fun of blogging. We get to share such thing so quickly.

Maybe that's what the other side is like. Wouldn't that be nice?

Duke said...

hi!

got here through BE( Blog Explosion). I think that was a cool idea :)

nice post!

ME Strauss said...

Hi Duke,
Thanks for stopping. I thought it was fun too!