11 January, 2006

But I never got to...

I'll be 40 in less than a week and I've been thinking about those lists that some people have - you know, the ones where people list the things they want to do before X age?

I've been thinking about this, not just because I have a 'big' birthday coming up, but because a friend's mother has been told she has breast cancer and isn't really showing much interest in treatment. It sounds like she assumes she's going to die.

It got me thinking to similar situations. What would I do if I was told I *was* going to die? Would I say "but I never got to.." for very many things? At the moment I can't think of many things I could say that for. Some of the things I'd say would be:

But I never got to see Chickie grow up
But I never got to grow old with J
But I never got to meet my internet friend in America

I can't really think of anything else. There's always little stuff, I guess, but nothing that really really matters... I suppose that means I either live life to the fullest or have very low goals *grin*

Hmmm... I might go see how much it costs for a flight to America ;)

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