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"I wish I knew where I was going to die - 'cos
I wouldn't go there!" runs the old joke. And that's
about as funny as this post will get, as I want to ask you
a serious question. First though, let me try and pave the
I'd sometimes imagine my deathbed scene, which usually
took place in the bedroom of one particular house - not
Dunno why, but that's the way it would go.
might happen and what it will be like? Would your 'ideal'
be going peacefully in your sleep, or being surrounded by
those dear to you as you slipped quietly away, knowing
they loved you and that you'd made an immense and
appreciated difference to their lives?
always been. Never really fitted in anywhere, even as
a child. I'll just slowly breathe my last one day and the
me or shed a tear. In my 'future projections', there was
never anyone around my bedside in my final moments,
and there's no reason to think the actual event will be
any different to my imagining of it. (Unless it's a
team of doctors and nurses perhaps.)
I take some consolation from the fact that my
name will yet be seen in old comics and appear in
new reprints, but it's poor compensation for not being
around in person to see and appreciate it. So, if it's not
too upsetting to consider, have you ever thought about
your passing and how it will play out 'on the day' ? Or
would you rather not think about such dark matters?
Either way, leave a comment, even if it's just to
try and lighten the mood around here.
("For feck's sake, Kid, that's some heavy sh*t!")