A Haiku - Living
Haiku On Living
Is this life "total,"
All we get, one shot. win, lose?
I think not. We'll see.
Either way resolve:
Fill life full, right to the brim.
What comes....comes later.
Reincarnation? Resurrection? Immortality? Death the end?
Religions resolve these questions in very different ways, so that each of these outcomes is "on the table," so to speak.
While each has its own believers, where does that leave the uncommitted?
A pragmatic approach will say "bet based on the cards that show."
All we know for sure is that we live now.
Life expectancy may not apply to us. Long life genes only give hope of a long life.
We can't pound a nail with an imaginary hammer.
Live life as it unfolds, one choice at a time, full effort, clear eyed, seizing the opportunities for a full life that makes a difference.
If immortality is a goal, make this life one that lives on....at least in memory.
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