Dying is easy. Living is hard.

Write a six-word story about what you think the future holds for you, and then expand on it in a post. 

Dying is easy. Living is hard.

What can I say? We were all born terminal.  Predicted and destined to lead to death slowly; incurably. That’s the only sure thing in our lives. No power, wealth, beauty and magic can prevent it. We will all die. Some sooner than the others. An Italian proverb says: After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box. True isn’t it? Death doesn’t care about status, it merely collects. 

I wrote a similar post once about life, about mortality and the end of it. You can read it here

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18 thoughts on “Dying is easy. Living is hard.”

  1. Simple yet very true statement. I’m also wracking my brain trying to remember a song that has these exact six words. I just have too many songs in my head to pinpoint it right now!

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  2. We are all born to die. Too true. A first metaphor I learned for death was “el gran Igualdor.” I was studying Spanish history at the time. It means that, as the Italians say (and the Spanish) and as you affirm, death is the-great-equalizer, falling king and serf alike. For some, this is comfort. For others, consternation. Thanks for your well-expressed, again-evocative writing on this.

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    1. It is always a pleasure to know that there are some people who can relate and appreciate my work and point of view. It’s an assurance that I’m on the right track. Thank you.

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