I was reading a news the other day, early in the morning, with my first coffee spreading wonderful scent in a pot on my left side. Usually, I skip news about politics and go to Science or IT or anything that is more interesting to me.
First thing I saw was introduction to an article about new revolutionary blood test that could help people predict their lifespan. Wow! Scientists have finaly found a way to give answer to what all of us were asking ourselves at least once in a lifetime: How long will I be in this world? I opened a link and read entire article (I am giving you a link from The Sun because I doubt most of my visitors and readers are fluent in Serbian 🙄 ). Well, I`ve never heard about telomeres before but Maria Blasco, from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, said they have found a connection between length of telomeres and possible lifespan. Well, she actually said that shorter telomeres may point to faster aging of cells in someone`s body but they can`t be sure if longer telomeres would mean a longer life. Anyway. What I was thinking, one may have a long telomeres but can`t avoid a possibility to be hit by a truck with a drunk driver behind a wheel. Simply, this world is complicated in so many ways we can`t predict everything. But someone would find it interesting to be sure his or hers cells were meant to provide longer life :left:
Then, I turned the page – I mean, I clicked on another link, and then I found an interview that famous British scientist Stephen Hawking gave to Guardian. "There is no heaven or afterlife…; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." I`ve found it interesting. On the same newspaper and the same day, you can read about test of determining a possible lifespan and then you hear that someone famous and respected like Mr. Stephen Hawking is, says there is nothing you can hope for after your life leaves you. Nothing! End of time. No light, no darkness – just nothing. Don`t get me wrong, I won`t argue with anyone about their own beliefs. I think that every person should believe in whatever he or she find suits them the best. Just to state one thing. I wish all of you who are reading this a very long telomeres. And fruitfull and happy life. And to avoid all drunk drivers. Also, most of you know that I am very tolerant person: if you think there will be Eden or Hell waiting for you, or eighty thousand servants and 72 virgins, or even choir of Mermaids – that`s fine with me. Just don`t tell me there will be nothing. I am not ready for that. Not yet. I have a lot of life energy and we all know that energy can`t be destroyed; it just changes the way it appears, right? I don`t want to shut down like an old computer :left:
I was thinking about those two articles for some time and found one thing, or you may call it event, that connects them. A death. The only certain point between life and afterlife, if there is any. No matter the shape it appears in, it is a final thing, a certainty that will end one and start another.. errr… being.
As what one character in Spanish movie "Alatriste" said:
"Death is just a formality!"