The Last Furlong

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Waiting to die

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Playing MMORPG games on the interweb has been a hobby here in the Furlong house.

Once, almost the whole family played together. I enjoyed that. Currently we are playing a different game – with only a few of us.

But yesterday, I was thinking about death. One day, whilst fighting monsters in a cave on Runescape several years ago, I got chatting to another player working next to me.

I ascertained he was twelve years old. We talked about the game. Then, the inevitable question came. “How old are YOU?” he asked. I always dreaded that question – and I could have lied – but I never used to. I texted back “I’m sixty five”.

Long pause.

Then he texted back a profound thing. I have laughed and laughed about it ever since.

“Are you just playing Runescape while you are waiting to die?”

And of course the answer for all of us – is – yes.

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Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

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