The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2892479
Posted By: Little Hawk
22-Apr-10 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Jesus, for example, died young. So did Joan of Arc. So did Crazy Horse. They lived magnificent lives and died noble deaths.
Howard Hughes died old. Rich. Famous. Wasted. Sick unto death. Gone crazy inside a white room full of echoes of dissolution and insanity.
What if he could have chosen ahead, knowing all that would come to be? He might have been quite happy to die relatively young, when he still believed in something that could set his heart afire.
Why is this society so scared of death anyway? Probably because they have little or no faith in anything they can't buy with money or touch with an outstretched hand.
That's no faith in anything at all to me. That's nothing. It's a meaningless void.
But people who deeply love their children or their partners or their community or their nation.....that I can appreciate. That's a noble and empowering thing.
So like I said, I'm glad your son made it.