What’s It All About?

Knock, knock!

“Who’s there?”

“It’s your Long Lost Cousin!”

My cousin came waltzing into my house singing:

“What’s it all about, Alfie? Is it just, for the moment, we live?”

“Hey cousin, what’s with the singing?”

My LLC had a big grin on his face.

“I like the lyrics and I’m trying to figure out, “What’s It All About?”

“Oh cousin, you mean you’re trying to figure out the greatest puzzle of all time? What Is The Meaning Of Life!”

“Yes, I am. I mean you and I are getting on, don’t you think about it?”

“My dear LLC, of course I think about it, I’m a WRITER!”

My cousin had a confused look on his face.

“I don’t understand life, at times it’s so hard and then you’re reincarnated!”

“Ha, ha, I think you’re joking now.”

“No, I’d like to live forever!”

“Well, my friend, you can!”

My LLC looked amazed at my statement.

“You’re not talking about red wine and Manuka honey, are you?”

“No, but they will take you a long way down the road.”

“Give it to me straight, cousin.”

“Well, you will never really die because every person you meet and in my case, everyone that reads my writings, is affected by us in some way!”

“What do you mean?’

“The people we meet carry that effect on to everyone they meet. So, our ideas and values will last forever to some degree!”

“Wow cousin, I never thought about it like that. So, we are being remembered forever!”

“You’ve got it, cousin!”

“What about the “meaning” then?”

“Well, you and I are responsible for creating our own meaning and purpose in our lives. It’s a very personal thing.”

“Oh, I get it! What I do with my life is my responsibility and it has meaning and purpose to me.”

“Yes cousin, we are mortal and we are trapped in the present moment. So we have to make our present meaningful and purposeful. I other words, Carpe Diem, seize the day!”

“Oh cousin, I love it when you talk like that!”

“It’s the truth, my friend.”

“So, my ideas and values will be remembered and passed on. So, I don’t have to physically live forever even if it was possible.”

“That’s right, cousin.”

“That’s great news because if I had to live my life over again, I don’t think I’d have the STRENGTH!”

7 thoughts on “What’s It All About?

  1. Good advice! I know I don’t take enough time to enjoy the here and now.
    Then there is “Is That All There Is?” by Peggy Lee, which raises another profound question about life! If you aren’t familiar with it, Google it and give it a listen.

  2. I still want to know the real meaning of life, and if I have to come back again I hope it’s as a dog, because I know how to lead a dog’s life!

  3. Life. Ah yes. The meaning of “life”. Yesterday,today, and tomorrow. The future. The past. The “NOW”.
    I am breathing. I am here now. With any kind of luck, I will be here tomorrow………..But, if I am not……………
    I had a great ride and Dave, you will remember me for as long as you live….and I you.

  4. Being your wife this subject has been discussed many times between us. I think it makes a very good talking point as everyone has their own ideas about life.

  5. Life is great and once again another entertaining
    and fun story. I’m glad we all have different views.
    Makes life more interesting.

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