I was innocently reading Stewart Lee’s article in The Guardian today and he made a comment about someone he knew passing away in 2007 and it made me think about how they wouldn’t have seen all the terrible things that have happened in the world since then.
But, I knew then that no matter how many bad things have happened there have been at least an equal amount of good, positive, beautiful things as well.
So I choose life, like Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting, because I want to be around for every single grubby moment of life that the world wants to kick up in my face, because I know that the alternative – not being alive – is not a better solution.
I want to experiences the horrors as well as the highs, and believe me for most of my life it felt like I had too much of the former and not much of the latter. I do not say this lightly, and also I only had that brain wave at about 3pm today and I have already gotten into a panic about work and had to take a propanalol, but it’s true. I want to be around.
Life is like a game of cricket. It’s about getting the most innings.