I don’t know why but when I saw the note about referring to a film Title my mind went straight to ‘Cocoon’ and the line I always loved when the grandfather is telling his grandson he is going away with the aliens: ‘I wont get any older and I wont ever die.’
I think the line had extra special significance for me in the way the actor Wilfred Brimley said it in his slow drawling voice.
Being Australian I am somewhat limited in the use of accents especially American accents so I hold his voice close to me and smile every time I think of it.
The whole notion of a life eternal does have its attractions though I probably prefer if it was to happen to me it would have happened some years before now…..you know at a time when I could run for the bus, wolf whistle and flirt shamelessly.
As it is mortality does stare you in the face a little more often than it once did, mind you the will to live, love and laugh are just as strong and like the characters in the movie ‘Cocoon’ I too love the thought of enjoying life as it is and as best I can.
I still wake up knowing there is so much more to do, to achieve, to see and to love as I have never loved before.