I want to live while I’m alive

3 thoughts on “I want to live while I’m alive”

  1. Who thought to create a piano or a saxophone? I mean look at them! The strings and hammers and keys of the piano, the curves and valves and reed of the saxophone

    The saxophone is only about 150 years old actually, which I find pretty interesting. And in the early days, there were a lot more different shapes and sizes than the standard soprano, alto, tenor, baritone we see today. Rahsaan Roland Kirk played the Manzello and Stritch, which were some of these variants. With all of these instruments, they build upon previous versions. The saxophone clearly learned a lot from the clarinet and other woodwinds. The piano was based upon the harpsichord, and so on. We stand on the shoulders of giants.

    The thing I marvel about more is coffee. Who on earth decided to open up a huge coffee pod, let the pods dry out, then roast them, and then make them into coffee. So many people must have died trying out new foods years ago. Up until the 1800s, many Americans thought tomatoes were poisonous because they are related to Nightshade. Robert Gibbon Johnson ate a bushel to prove you wouldn’t die

    The new Webb space telescope is something to marvel at, but all of these mundane everyday things are marvelous in their own right. Thanks for pointing it out.

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    1. Who on earth decided to open up a huge coffee pod, let the pods dry out, then roast them, and then make them into coffee.

      Yes! Exactly! As a risk-averse scaredy-cat, I appreciate that there are folks out there who say, “I wonder what will happen if…” and we get things like coffee and chocolate as a result. One thing I think about is how much time humans had when survival was the only real necessity of life, especially in places where food was plentiful. Boredom likely played a pretty big role in exploration and tinkering.

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  2. Your post title grabbed my attention immediately, and the further I read, the more I realised I was nodding to everything you wrote.
    “By the time I retire, I’ll be even closer to death. ” – that is one thing I usually tell people who keep putting off living until they retire…
    “…just savor the life I have in the time that I have it” sounds like the best thing to me, although I have to remind myself of it sometimes.

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