March 17, 2014 at 10:27AM
"Obituaries are like near-death experiences for cowards." - @AustinKleon #readingToday

Unfortunately, I am a coward. As much as I would like the existential euphoria that comes with it, I don't really want a near-death experience. I want to stay safe and stay away from death as much as I can. I certainly don't want to taunt it or court it or invite it any closer than it needs to be. But I do somehow want to remember that it's coming for me. It's for this reason that I read the obituaries every morning. Obituaries are like near-death experiences for cowards. Reading them is a way for me to think about death while also keeping it at arm's length.

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