“It’s really too bad people only live for less-than-or-equal-to a century. We should be more like the earth. Geology not biology. Think about the awe-inspiring things we would become if only we could get a millennium or eighty under our belts. The Grand Canyon was once a sad, wet, little groove in some otherwise uneventful dirt. All these breaks in us, all these fissures and cracks and seams would grow and change and blend and become. Our imperfections could strike some future person dumb with their beauty, inventing art right there in his virgin heart.
Instead, we have our tax-shrunk C-note of a life to live and then we’re done. Barely leaves time to learn how to speak, let alone say anything worthwhile. Fucking Universe.”