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A Matter Of Life & Death August 27, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Life Balance, People.

Like sleep, death can be seen as reward . . .

In 1990 B.C., a man who was tired of life wrote a poem called The Man Who Was Tired of Life:

Death is in my sight today
As when a man desires to see home
After he has spent many years in captivity

Even though death can be a welcome relief, most of us want to steer clear of the grim reaper for as long as possible.

I expect it’s the perpetual part that gives us pause.

That and the fact that there’s no “try before you die” plan to give us a preview.

And now for a little gallows humor:

“When I’m bored, I send a text to a random number saying, “I hid the body . . . now what?” ”

“Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.”

“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.” ~ Will Rogers

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Rivergirl - August 27, 2019

Try before you die would be a very helpful tool. Heck I might even start eating better and exercising again…

nrhatch - August 27, 2019

Laughter is good exercise . . . especially a full belly laugh! 😆

2. Jennifer J. New - August 27, 2019

Love the humor!!! :)Jen

nrhatch - August 27, 2019

Thanks, Jen. Have a day over-flowing with mirth.

3. Val Boyko - August 27, 2019

That Will Rogers’ one will stick with me till death! Thanks for the chuckle Nancy 😆

nrhatch - August 27, 2019

Will Rogers created quite the image with that quip!

4. Joanne Sisco - August 27, 2019

I love all 3 of those quotes. Thanks for this morning’s smile 🙂

nrhatch - August 27, 2019

You’re welcome, Joanne. Humor is my favorite way to start (and end) the day.

5. Jill Weatherholt - August 27, 2019

Great quotes! I might try the texting thing. 🙂

nrhatch - August 27, 2019

That would be such a funny prank to pull . . . just don’t send it to anyone in the homicide unit!

Jill Weatherholt - August 27, 2019

No kidding!

6. Kate Crimmins - August 27, 2019

I’d like to take a peak at the end of the tunnel. Maybe it is better!

nrhatch - August 27, 2019

A sneak preview would either allay our fears . . . or send us straight to the gym!

Kate Crimmins - August 27, 2019

Knowing that it’s worth going to the gym would be wonderful!

nrhatch - August 27, 2019

Exercise makes me feel better here and now ~ better mood, more lubricated joints, better sleep, etc.

But I do take the occasional day off . . .

7. Alien Resort - August 27, 2019

I wonder how far back B.C. goes.

nrhatch - August 27, 2019

To the dawn of (recorded) history?
To the far reaches of imagination?
To infinity and beyond?

Alien Resort - August 27, 2019

At least.

8. joyroses13 - August 27, 2019

I soo want to try that texting joke, but knowing my luck the police would come knocking on my door and everything would go awry! Could make for a real comical post the next day, after being let out of jail. 🙂
Love the other quotes as well!

nrhatch - August 27, 2019

I love the texting joke . . . but there is a risk involved that you’ll attract the wrong kind of attention. 😉

joyroses13 - August 27, 2019

Yup, which is why I will play it safe! 😃

nrhatch - August 27, 2019

“Being arrested” is NOT on my bucket list!

9. William D'Andrea - August 27, 2019

I think I saw it on a TV Detective show, more than 50 years ago.
A character asked, “How do you want to die?”
I thought of an answer, “Not until I’m at least 85, and then when I’m sleeping. I don’t want to know when it’s happening. I just want to go to sleep here, and wake up there, in the Presence of the Lord.”
I am now 74 years old, and in very good shape for a man my age. I’m sure that being in the Lord’s Presence will be far greater than I can even imagine; but I’m in no hurry. I can wait. Even far beyond my 85th birthday.

nrhatch - August 27, 2019

Good plan!

10. Debra - August 27, 2019

I sure did chuckle at the humor here, Nancy. “Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.” Brilliant! And probably very true. 🙂

nrhatch - August 28, 2019

Some of them can probably even self-identify. 😛

11. Behind the Story - August 28, 2019

I love that Mexican skeleton.

I’m not a big fan of practical jokes, but the one about “I hid the body … now what?” tickles my funny bone.

nrhatch - August 28, 2019

That seems to be the fan favorite, Nicki.

12. Ally Bean - August 28, 2019

I like the “hid the body” text. I’d never do that, either hid a body or sent that sort of text– but it made me smile

nrhatch - August 28, 2019

Spreading smiles = good!

13. L. Marie - August 28, 2019

I hid the bodies. Now what?

nrhatch - August 28, 2019

Haha! Good one, LM.

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