Today’s Daily Prompt: Forever Young asks us the simple question: Would you drink the water from the fountain of youth?
I’ve touched on the subject of immortality previously and in the short time between then and now nothing has changed. Well, that’s not entirely true… I have gotten to experience second hand more pain and loss as coworkers struggle with death in their families. It has left me even more cemented in my desire to live forever.
Plus, as the birth of my child draws nearer, I find my need to be strong and healthy growing. I need to be able to provide for them. I need to be their rock, their support. I imagine that feeling will only expand exponentially once they do finally make their appearance.
Choosing the path of immortality means I would be missing out on some very unique experiences: getting to view the world through different eyes as I age, getting to appreciate my accomplishments here and look forward to the mystery of what comes next, etc… Choosing the path of immortality would also mean that all those who I love would pass and I would remain behind alone in my grief.
But this world has so much to offer, so much to explore, so much to captivate and inspire that if I were given that chance I would take it.
Then I’d steal a cup of it for my wife and child(ren).