Forever


ISS Star Trails

ISS Star Trails

If you could live forever, what would you do with your longevity? Two TV shows, Forever, and its similar predecessor, New Amsterdam, suggest that immortal beings would prefer to just hangout, maybe fight some crime and hope that something will eventually change for themselves, while everything else changes around them. Both TV shows are police procedurals. Both shows are set in NYC, where both shows have a protagonist who cannot die, but neither show aired for more than one season, so much for the benefits of immortality.

We all strive for long lives. I’m no different from anyone else. I want to live long and be happy, but we are all mortal beings. After all, no one gets out alive, and age is the best predicator to use for making actuarial tables. I received a wakeup call this month. It started in the first week of January. I had my annual physical and as part of that had some standard diagnostic tests run. One of the tests detected an anomaly and last week, I saw a specialist. He performed a procedure, but found nothing and then called for one more test. I got the results back today, which were negative, which in this case is a good thing.

This chain of events was a bit of a scare and was something that I could have done without. Still, all’s well that ends well. The cause of the anomaly is still a mystery, but its most common and dangerous causes have all been eliminated and I feel fine. Plus, the doctors are all now satisfied. I’m nearing the end of my working life, but have worked hard for and planned well for a long retirement. I would like to have the opportunity to enjoy it, but I guess that all depends on an offer for a second season.

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