"Nyd livet, du er længe død." Translation: "Enjoy life, there's plenty of time to be dead" - Hans Christian Andersen

The Gift of Life

The Gift of Life is without doubt
the greatest gift that we receive.
This gift is too good to be true.
Myself, I simply can’t believe
that we had beaten all the odds
and we’re alive on this old rock,
which hovers in infinite space.
To me it’s really quite a shock.

Alas, it’s not that simple, though.
Let’s all just wait with the applause,
’cause all of this is transient,
and I say “all of this” because
the gift of life is NOT a gift.
It’s actually more like a loan.
We get our life, but in the end
we give it back to Death. It’s known.


Here’s another comic about the subtle timing of death.


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