You know, I’m thinking something, right now.
I’m thinking that, in Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s joint novel, Death himself says to a dying character, “DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING. THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.”
I note that my favourite author died in March, 2015.
And missed dying in 2016.
Which has seen a lot of celebrity death: a rush, if you will.
Yesterday … ?
Saw the death of Senator John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, and the oldest man to do a mission on the Space Shuttle.
And also of musician, Greg Lake, founder member of King Crimson, and of Emrson Lake and Palmer: and write/performer of possibly the angriest Christmas song ever written.
They’re going to both be missed.