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Tue Dec 27, 2016, 03:47 PM

Someone Please Take the Methamphetamine Away From the Grim Reaper

It seems like all I read about these days is people who shouldn't be dying, dying.

I can't sign on to the fucking Internet without some headline about someone I admire, someone who's brought Light into the world, flickering out.

I can't open my fucking email inbox without some email from someone helpfully passing along a link to an article about an icon from my youth or childhood passing from experience into memory.

For fuck's sake, I can't even open a god damn HOLIDAY CARD without getting news of the death of some friend's family member (my god, imagine outliving your own child, I can't even contemplate that level of pain without sharing the tearing void...) or even a close friend I didn't know was ailing, passing on.

Everywhere I look, everything I read, hell, it seems like every phone call I answer that isn't from a robot or a telemarketer includes yet another Death Notice.

They say that Bhutan is one of the happiest countries on earth, and the people there attribute their happiness to daily awareness and contemplation of death.

So what is this, a fucking crash course in happiness?

Well, that's not what I'm learning. Provide a goddamn syllabus or some interpretation or enrichment or something, Universe. This isn't so much a "learning experience" as an exercise in pain and endurance.

Yippee-skippee for that.

I would love to believe that what's going on is some kind of Universe-level Event of Balancing, some Earth-human-Western-date-related Conspiracy related to the year 2016. So that the tick of the clock between 23:59 on December 31st and 00:00 on January 1st would constitute a Cosmic Signal to Stand the Fuck DOWN, to the Grim Reaper.

But I don't think so.

I do not fucking think so. Whatever's in store beginning 00:01 on January 1st, I don't think it's the resumption of a less-painful pace of loss.

I'd love to be wrong.

Sorry to be Debbie Downer but, sometimes, y'all are my safety valve, yanno? So, thank you for that.



wearily,
Bright

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Reply Someone Please Take the Methamphetamine Away From the Grim Reaper (Original post)
TygrBright Dec 2016 OP
Warpy Dec 2016 #1
TygrBright Dec 2016 #3
Delphinus Dec 2016 #2
TygrBright Dec 2016 #4
irisblue Dec 2016 #5
Freddie Dec 2016 #6
GoCubsGo Dec 2016 #7
cwydro Dec 2016 #10
MFM008 Dec 2016 #8
TygrBright Dec 2016 #9

Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:00 PM

1. Also the coke and fentanyl, please

I just hope the rest of us won't have to start thinking of them as the lucky ones.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:08 PM

3. Yeah. What you said, Warpy. ::sigh:: n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:00 PM

2. ...

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:08 PM

4. Thanks. n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:09 PM

5. kicking for truth

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:12 PM

6. Alan Thicke, George Michael, Carrie Fisher

There's your 3. Now go away.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 04:16 PM

7. Four.

Richard Adams, author of "Watership Down", has also died. He was 96.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 05:23 PM

10. 96 is a damn good run. nt

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 05:04 PM

8. Still 4 days

In this shitty year.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 05:14 PM

9. I'd love it if things changed after that, but... n/t

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