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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-12-27 05:10
Subject: [cancer|movies] Mortality
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Tags:cancer, funny, health, movies
I still don't have that larger post about mortality drafted, but it is coming. However, for an example of just how petty the human mind can be, one thing that's been bugging me the past few days is the notion that it's somewhat possible I won't live long enough to see both installments of The Hobbit movie. And that pisses me off.

Really, brain? This is what you find to regret about having cancer? That you might not be alive in December, 2013 to see part 2 of The Hobbit?

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roane
User: roane
Date: 2011-12-27 13:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I can appreciate this, actually. I cope with serious depression, and in 2003 I had a particularly bad patch. I was suicidal, and one of the things that kept me from going through with it was the fact that I didn't want to miss Return of the King.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-12-27 14:01 (UTC)
Subject:
Well, I'm glad you're still here. And hooray for movies.
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roane
User: roane
Date: 2011-12-28 00:17 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
Thanks. Me too. I'm much better now. I think we grab what we can to keep going, and sometimes little things are easier.
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a_cubed
User: a_cubed
Date: 2011-12-27 14:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Life is for living. If you don't have things to look forward to, life isn't worth living. I'm sure there's lots of other things you want to live for, but this is probably one of those minor ones that exemplifies the set in your brain. It's easy for your mind to use it to represent the whole set.
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Laura Anne Gilman
User: suricattus
Date: 2011-12-27 14:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The big stuff's too much to wrap around, so we grab onto/focus on the little things as they come by....


(I didn't originally intend the punny, but I'm not apologizing for it, either)

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Keikaimalu
User: keikaimalu
Date: 2011-12-27 16:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Damn fear.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2011-12-27 16:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay, I lost a friend to a terrible accident in 2001, and one of the things I was angry about (besides the stupidity of the accident -- someone else's really dumb mistake killed my friend) was that he wouldn't be there to see Fellowship of the Ring that winter. (He was a HUGE Tolkien fan.)

I think, even though it was a little thing, it was such tangible evidence of loss it's what I grabbed on to. Everything else was just too big.

Carrie V.
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mlerules: hedgehead
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-12-27 16:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:hedgehead
Heh...makes perfect sense to me, actually.
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John A Pitts
User: bravado111
Date: 2011-12-27 17:12 (UTC)
Subject: Mayan Calendar
Hell, I'm worried the Mayan calendar will run out before they release the first one.

Then what happens?
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Karen
User: klwilliams
Date: 2011-12-27 21:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, it's not such a weird thing. Jo Clayton died before the ending of Babylon 5 (though Straczinski and Ellison told her what was going to happen), and as silly as that seems, that was one of the moments when I realized what mortality *meant*: you don't get to find out how all the stories end.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-12-27 21:58 (UTC)
Subject:
I realized what mortality *meant*: you don't get to find out how all the stories end.

That is a damned good definition, actually.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-12-27 23:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
An author I know has been known to send copies of books-that-will-be-published-but-aren't-yet (pre-ARC) to a fan or two who were most likely not going to make it to the pub date. Of course, she also sent one as a wedding present to a couple who met on her fan list, too...

Heck, I don't have cancer, and sometimes I have thoughts like yours, esp. when I'm depressed.

But I'm just glad your last scan was clean.
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