I recently learned about a new book called So This Is the End: A Love Story by Alexandra Franzen, who, through her posts and emails, has rescued me from the sometimes very lonely job of being a writer. The central question of the book is: "If you had just 24 hours to live, what would you do with your time?"
I love this question!
Here’s what I would do with #MyFinal24 hours:
I would have a family gathering – picnic-style and all my siblings (there are seven of us) would participate in the softball game. “Family” has a pretty loose definition with my clan, so maybe “tribe” is a better word. Curry in all shapes and forms would be served, and zinfandel would be my drink of choice. During the day, I’d stretch out on a blanket and read the latest issue of Mad magazine along with some past ones. Mostly, I’d be hanging around the four or five picnic tables we moved to make one-big-long-one laughing and talking with the tribe. We wouldn’t be worried about the finality of the last 24 hours because we’ve lived all the thousands and thousands of previous hours exactly as wonderfully as we are living the final ones.
What would be on your list?
If you're looking for a new book to read, you can order So This Is the End here. BTW, I’ve read Alexandra’s other books and think she is tops.
I also recommend her Web site, http://www.alexandrafranzen.com/ for fun and inspiration and to know that everything is going to be A-OK!