Monday, May 22, 2006

Long Life, Again

I am discovering that the main advocates for living indefinitely seem to all come from small families. That figures. Perhaps the Roman Catholic discomfort at the goosing of human cells and tissues in efforts to extend life is less theological than it is practical experience.

Fr. Patrick: Sure and didn't I tell ye that another fahrty yares wi' your sister would be more than a reasonable soul could bear, Mary? But ye wouldn' listen naow, would ye? So here's both o' ye' wi' new hearts and livers and lookin' to live another fahrty. Fortunately for me, I'll be dyin' soon and be listenin' t' angels instead o' the likes o' the two of ye'.

1 comment:

jlbussey said...

On the other hand, those of us who will have no family left by the time life can be extended significanly, don't look forward to being alone for all of that extra time...