Thursday, May 26, 2005

Longevity

Longevity, n. Uncommon extension of the fear of death.

2005 Update: Greatness cut short.

12 comments:

Indeterminacy said...

Longevity: 16 minutes of fame.

karma said...

guess that's the long and short of it

Sar said...

Picking your coffe mug up only to discover you had unknowingly already finished it. BTW, thanks for the nod in your links! :)

Doug said...

Hah! Inde, that's hysterical.

Karma, I like to think long.

Sar, of course. Bierce and Twain should still be associated, although the comparison never goes well for Bierce. It's his grave, let him roll.

Malabar Builders India Pvt. Ltd. said...

The Levity in Longevity must remind us to take lightly matters that seem otherwise serious in life with regards to “greatness” and maybe even “long life”.

A short good life is better than a long meaningless one.

So long...

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Longevity, n. The relative tautness of one's mortal chord.

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Sreekesh Menon said...

by origin or by option?

Doug said...

Samir, wise words, but, if I may say, every inmate on death row gives similar advice.

Gabriel, give it a yank.

Sreekesh, longevity is never mandatory. Think about that the next time you post a poem about your girlfriend.

dom said...

I woulda said Longevity is the distance between the actual size of the angler's(fisherman's ) catch and what he/she purports it to be :-)

Comfort Addict said...

The peculiar belief in the virtue of just hanging around.

morningdew said...

Oh Heck with this life! Heaven sounds so much nicer to me!

Hello Doug!

Doug said...

Well, Dom, if you were going to make an exaggeration joke, I'm glad it was about fish.

Comfort Addict, good point. Less than a decade and they call it loitering.

Hi, Morning Dew! Stick around, I got a lot more words to get through.