People say, “let go and let God,” and I honestly wish that was an option for me, but I’m an atheist, and even confronting my own mortality doesn’t change that, no matter how comforting it would be. The closest I come to believing in an after life is expressed beautifully in this passage (which was read aloud at our wedding):

There’s this scene in 28 Days Later where someone has written on a church wall that “The end is extremely fucking nigh.” I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently.

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