Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: St Petersburg, FL,
Re: You're going to die!
I think the "Everybody wants to go to heaven..." answer is quick and snappy.
There are two other thoughts to add, both longer and more detailed.
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, beer in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
And the other:
You see things vacationing on a motorcycle in a way that is completely different from any other. In a car, your always in a compartment, and because your used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in frame.
"On a cycle, the frame is gone.Your completely in contact with it all. your IN the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presense is overwhelming."
-from "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"
by Robert Pirsig