Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal? I’ll pass. Thanks anyhow.

I don’t know what is more terrifying: the prospect of death or immortality. Fortunately, I don’t really have to worry about it.

superwomanlogoBut if I did? I’d write more books, take more pictures. And take my time. I’d slow down and enjoy every single minute. I can hardly imagine how much material I’d have.  An eternity of experiences. Time to travel everywhere, see everything — and take pictures of all of it. I’d need a really huge hard drive.

How would I fix the world? I wouldn’t. No thanks. The world needs more help than I could ever give it, no matter how long I lived. Immortality doesn’t necessarily confer wisdom. Or power. God’s having trouble keeping up with the problems of planet Earth. I doubt I could do better.

Maybe I could brighten a few lives, make some people smile, give a bit of good advice. Suggest things worth doing to those who might listen — most would not. (Listen, I mean.)

The gift — if indeed it is a gift — of immortality doesn’t confer godhood or godlike powers. Nor does it guarantee I would understand the world, the meaning of life or myself any better than I do now.

I am not a deity nor do I aspire to godhood. Way too much responsibility. No. Thank. You.



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23 replies

  1. You already brighten lives!

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  2. The mere day is too long, let alone eternity. No way, can’t make me…I will now monitor every sip I take, in case it is a damn potion!
    Patti

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