One such individual shared this with me yesterday…
by Jeremy Shine
If I had to choose a way to die,
I think I would like to go
In the form of a house-fly,
Who meets his end
By way of the hard-cover
Of a well-read and much liked
History, one whose prose
Could sweep you into
A world long past, and yet
With clear relevance to our own;
Continuity being of the essence.
And the comforting thought
That life goes on, the Future assured.
As it is written:
Just as we are now and those that were are to us,
So we will be then to those to be.
(On the other hand,
Maybe a newspaper would be best.)