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A Comet With Your Name On It

A fiery Glow In The Sky



Look up. Do you see it? Your comet is sparkling—a golden celestial coin glowing within the universe’s treasure chest.

That’s just denial.

The light brightens every hour. But we’re oblivious. And then one day…we become blinded by a fiery impact. The sky bleeds phosphorous raindrops. Black dust asphyxiates anyone who dares to breathe. We all have a point of light somewhere in the sky. No one can escape their comet.

What are you going to do with the time between now and impact? Remember: a comet can arrive any moment. Even right now. You only have so much time, and there’s no way to measure how much is left. There’s no way to prepare.

Don’t even try. Learn to bask in the inevitability of your demise. And you’ll never burn.

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20 Comments on A Comet With Your Name On It

  1. Between now and impact? Head to my freezer and eat all the ice cream I have there. If there’s time, eat all the chocolates I have at home. If there’s still time, then I’ll just write that book I’ve always wanted to write. Finally get lit under fire . . .

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  2. Interestingly put. I’ve never feared death although I want to make the most of how I can with my life, despite my painful poor health. (I’m still young). 🙂 xo

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  3. Super duper article and some interesting insights into other folk’s feeling..specially about death, a seemingly taboo subject here in the UK. Personally I like talking about the one certainty we have a life…death. A quick painless death is what we all want and few are granted that wish. In the Netherlands, my home country, you can..if in sound mind, ask for euthanasia..I am all for it!

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    • Hmmm…I think California recently established some kind of euthanasia law, but the patient needs to qualify. I’m not sure what’s required to qualify for assisted suicide, however — someone (in California) recently chose to have their doctor give them a lethal dose of chemicals. I think she was suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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  4. Now, here are some very wise and deep words…not so easy to follow but great if you can accept your lot in life. I do not believe you can change the fundamental is bred into your genes, you upbringing, nurture, nature, where you were born and it can seem very, very unfair: I suggest play: O Fortuna by Carl Orff

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    • Interesting question: can we change who we are? I suppose it depends on the nature of the change. Yes. People can make specific conscious choices which will modify aspects of one’s character (eating habits, physical exercise, attitude adjustments…). There are other characteristics that are naturally absolute (genetic diseases), and those conditions can only be managed. With all that being said — our comet doesn’t care if we come to terms with ourselves — it’s a matter of accepting the nature of reality. Or not.

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  5. Feeling optimistic and happy tonight, are we? 🙂 Seriously, it’s fascinating to reflect on stuff like this — are you living the life you want? And if you’re not, what’s holding you back from getting it? I just read an interesting post from a blogger who wrote that if we all had our expiration date imprinted on our skins, would that change our perspective on life?

    Being introspective is a great place to be, but working hard towards the life you want and never settling is even better — I wonder how many of us are in that place?

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    • No one can outwork their comet. A satisfied or unsatisfied life holds no meaning, especially if someone fails to accept there’s a light somewhere in the sky just for them.

      Would a biological expiration date influence life perspective? No. Acceptance induces transcendence. Otherwise we’d just be counting down the seconds until our time runs out. And that’s no fun.

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      • Accepting death is a good thing. When my dad died in April 2015, it spurred me to do something I’d never had done before. I shared my writing in a public setting and read my poems in front of a live audience. I even self published 3 books, with your help, in less than a year. As you know, my comet almost landed last December. When death actually does come for me, having strived to fulfill my passions would make all the difference in the world.

        Maybe I’m not

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      • I see what you mean. Letting go (or accepting the circumstance) might enable a person move on and achieve their goals. Or fear might prohibit someone from enjoying any aspect of life. Thanks for sharing your experience and insights!

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      • Sorry; I meant to erase the last three words.


  6. Nice! To be able to accept we all die at some point, and that it can happen at any time is freeing in a way. Still, it is very hard to do, and something I struggle with every day. I don’t fear death per say, I simply fear going out in some horrific way.

    If a comet came down and came through the roof, hitting me and killing me…wouldn’t have a problem with that. Why? It would be quick and probably over before I even realized what happened.

    However the idea of some crazed maniac or some violent criminal(s) coming in and murdering me or my family or both is far more terrifying to me. Yet, due to my morbid curiosity and even after recent events, I still have a special place in my heart for the home invasion sub genre of horror.

    I think, I just don’t want to know how or when it will happen, but I can only hope it is quick.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Cheers! ^_^

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    • These types of comets are very specific and personal. If someone happened to be murdered by a cat burglar, then that was the victim’s comet. An actual comet impact would most likely land in the ocean and potentially induce a living hell across the entire planet, and individuals who perished quickly would be deemed lucky. Everyone else would suffer in ways that can’t be fathomed. And their demise wouldn’t be quick….just ask the dinosaurs! Haha.

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      • Well, cheers to the idea of potentially being one of the lucky ones someday. 😉

        Also, does that mean you believe everyone is bound to a certain unchangeable fate? I’m not talking Death itself, as we will all die in some way. I mean that, the way we die is preordained. That every choice we make will lead to the same inevitable end at the same incident or “comet” regardless of the choices we make in life?

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      • No. I don’t believe in a predetermined fate. But, nonetheless, everyone still has a particular fate that will unravel as time goes on. I usually use the term rather loosely (not in a religious sense).

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      • Intriguing. I do not believe in a concrete path, but I definitely believe sometimes, life can make it feel like you are headed in a certain direction.

        I do like to think from time to time, about how amazing it is that the simplest of decisions can greatly affect our entire lives. If we did anything different at all in our lives, would we even be in the same places, have met the same people?

        If we did, how would the circumstances differ? Would friends be enemies and vice versa? Life is intriguing like that.

        Thank you for your thoughts. Also, once again, I enjoyed this article and discussion.

        Cheers! ^_^

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