Going off of what Paul was talking about:
I spent the majority of my thursday inside the movie theater. The local theater held a Dark Knight marathon where they showed all three movies right in a row, the newest one starting at midnight. What happened could have happened at any theater. Any one of us could have been in that theater.
I received a call from a friend today saying that her father was killed in a car wreck a few days ago. Everything seemed so fragile today. I’ve never been good at dealing with that feeling, the feeling that death is possibly minutes or seconds away. We just don’t know.
The feeling is paralyzing but what else can we do but finish out the day, lay in bed, and then get up and move on. We can’t let our mutability stop us from living. We can’t. Everything seems strange for a couple of days but our minds and our way of life has a way of distracting us from the deadly truth. We are not immortal. One day it will all end and you probably won’t see it coming. That is the truth. The only truth. You will die.
But you still have choice. Live in crippling paranoia or walk onward with courage. Things happen. Really shitty things. Let them ruin your day but don’t let them ruin your life. Mourn and cry and look inward, but smile and talk and laugh. Feel and grow. And if you can breathe, be happy for that and go from there. Things will always get better.
Here are recommendations to start you in that direction. Be careful out there. For me.
Recommended Book: Miracle in the Andes
Recommended Album: Channel Orange
Recommended Evening: Klosterman Sees Nickelback and Creed in One Night
Recommended Sealab: Aquarius Reef Base
Recommended Candy: Hi-Chew
Recommended Topical Pug Video: Fuckin’ This One
Recommended Beer: Moose Drool
Recommended Tweeter: @IronMaiden
Recommended Alternate Version: Transformer by Gnarls Barkley