There will be a day.

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    This came to me on my run this morning:

    There will be a day, a brilliant Spring day lost in the high desert.
    This desert I have called home these many years.
    There will be a day when my heart shudders and beats it's last.
    There will be a day when I lie down in that high desert to stare up at the electric blue sky.
    A Cooper's hawk flies overhead and circles back.
    With my last strength, I raise my hand and waive.
    He rocks his wings and flies away.
    I turn to look at the tawny mountains standing silent on the horizon these many years.
    They say "Life well lived, old friend. Rest now".
    And I will stare back up into that electric blue sky, turning brilliant white.
    And I will be free.
     
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    And then your blood, guts, muscle, and fat will dissolve into a really stinky soup which bacteria, maggots, ants and flies will dine upon.

    And your bones will dry out and crumble into dust.

    You teeth will be left though along with your hair -- these last a really long time -- thousands of years !!!

    So some of you will be almost immortal.

    :D
     
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    That is just the meat suit I walked around in.
     

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