TOO CURIOUS TO DIE – Marilyn Armstrong

Weekly Word Prompt: Curiosity

There’s a lot of talk about suicide going around and I know I could never do that. It isn’t because I don’t get depressed or because I have not been through periods when life hardly seemed worth living.

“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Photo: Garry Armstrong

It’s just that I have to know what’s going to happen next. I realize this might sound a bit frivolous, but curiosity is a powerful emotion. I always want to know more. I always want to see how things will work out.

So, until I lose the interest in life, or my heart stops, or I get run over by an out-of-control beer truck, I think I’ll hang around.

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11 replies

  1. Curiosity is a wonderful emotion, and definitely helps my daily motivation.


  2. You make me laugh, I’m caught up in the same curiosity.


  3. If you’ve ever endured a Dark Night of Soul, you have likely contemplated suicide.
    The Dark Night has it’s purposes though, and we look to emerge into the Light.


    • And a powerful determination to see what comes next — and I suspect this means that you are not the only thing on your horizon — really helps. I’ve always been very curious and interested in many different things. It keeps my brain from drying up and blowing away.


  4. Let’s hang around together


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