I Know I Was Born and I Know That I'll Die

treeThe in between is mine.

Eddie Vedder wrote that lyric for "I Am Mine", a song from Riot Act. "I Am Mine" tops my list of 20 songs for my funeral, I like it that much. When all is said and done, you're born and you'll die. It's the in between that belongs to you.

I don't spend a great deal of time thinking about my death. It's inevitable, but I'm hopeful it's many decades down the road. I do know, however, that I'm not immortal. I will die.

I was just reading about the turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish. It may just be the world's only immortal animal.

Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be no natural limit to its life span. Scientists say the hydrozoan jellyfish is the only known animal that can repeatedly turn back the hands of time and revert to its polyp state (its first stage of life).


I'm no jellyfish. I know I was born and I know that I'll die. The in between is mine.

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Don't overlook reincarnation ;)

March 20, 2010 @ 2:44 PM

Buffalo Boy Mike

Reincarnation? Im not holding my breath...live life cause when ya die your worm food....maybe though there is something to those Jelly Fish I hope they are studying them for "the fountain of youth" serum

March 20, 2010 @ 4:47 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

If we're going to figure out a fountain of youth, I hope we don't just let anybody sip from it.

Let's reserve this fountain of youth for the truly worthy. Some people shouldn't live forever.

March 20, 2010 @ 4:50 PM

Ajax Mike

Hmm... are you *sure* you were born? I personally don't remember it myself...

March 20, 2010 @ 8:19 PM

Buffalo Boy Mike

I agree with that Mike, I Say we reserve the fountain for anyone named Mike and their immediate families/friends.

March 21, 2010 @ 9:40 AM

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