Thursday, July 20, 2006

Today's fortune cookie

I beg to differ, somewhat. I can choose how I will die IF I take matters into my own hands. But I'm not contemplating such things; I'm too busy living to wish I were dead. Anyhoo, this lil' fortune cookie paper seems to be a distillation of a quote from Joseph Epstein:
All men and women are born, live suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about... We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.

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