If I Want To Be A Superhero...
Death. It's been on my mind a lot recently.
Not in a bad way, I hope. But I have started to become more aware when people I know of die. Also, I have begun to notice when people of my own age die and, perhaps worse, when these people are younger than me.
I feel as if I have a high definition, ultra-clear awareness of my mortality for the first time.
I am going to die.
So, like everyone should do but rarely does, I am now giving thought to how I want to spend the time I have left. That unknown but finite and ever decreasing number of hours must not be wasted. Rather, they need to be be filled with moments that bring kindness and appreciation, pleasure and excitement, laughter and happiness and wonder and awe and every last one of them needs to make wonderful memories not just for me but for everyone that is kind and generous enough to have shared them with me.
I am aware now that life is what you chose to make it rather than just something that happens to you.
So, if I want to take photographs I am going to take photographs. If I want to travel and meet new, interesting people then I am going to travel and meet new, interesting people. And if I want to sing and laugh and dance naked around the garden in front of open-mouthed and mortified friends and relatives, then that is exactly what I am going to do.