It’s December 21st, 2012. The Mayan Calendar has ended, and the world is still here. I asked the question to some friends the other day. “If you really believe the end of the world will happen on Friday, why are you bothering to do laundry? Or why are you doing anything you ‘have’ to do? Why are you going to work this week?”
My wife asked me, “What would you do if you knew this was your last day to live”?
I thought about it for a while. I thought of doing grand, or dangerous things I would have never, ever considered before. After long deliberation with myself, I knew the answer. I would make my last day happy and peaceful.
When I woke up, I would have a great cup of coffee while I read e-mails from those who love me. My wife and I would take our three wonderful dogs out for a walk. When we got back, I would take a long, hot shower while my wife made a simple breakfast. After breakfast I would call, not e-mail, everyone I thought might miss me when I was gone. After a light lunch with my bride, including a glass of my favorite wine, I’d sit down with my a new novel. While I was reading, I would sip 18 year old McCallan scotch. Late in the day, my bride and I would make love for one last time, holding each other as close as we could. My last evening would be spent with my family which includes my bride, and our three “babies” who are all rescue dogs.
Maybe it’s because I’m old, but I so love the simple things in life. I’m never happier than when I’m in my home with my loved ones. I don’t even have a “bucket list”, I’ve never thought about making one.
But, I’m glad we’re all here. I’m not quite ready to go yet. I still have to go to a store and buy my McCallan.
News Correspondent-The Guardian Express