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Ashes or Dust? Which do you choose?

June 21, 2018 by Comments








(author’s note: I saw the following quote on Facebook.  Got me thinking…)

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” – Jack London


Ashes:  So what’s your take on that Jack London quote about us?


Dust: Well, honestly, I don’t like being referred to as “stifled dry-rot”


Ashes: Pretty harsh if you ask me.


Dust: Yeah, what’s wrong with some of us just preferring to be a “sleepy and permanent planet’ than a friggin’ wild and crazy, out of control meteor soaring through space that could potentially wreak havoc on those around it.


Ashes:  I see your point, but personally, I would choose “every atom of me in magnificent glow.”


Dust: I get that..


Ashes:  Can’t we just both live the way that works best for us?


Dust:  Jack London doesn’t think so.  It’s very clear he prefers you over me.


Ashes:  Well, he just doesn’t know you like I do.


Dust:  And, according to the Bible, Genesis 2:7 “… the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” So Jack London doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Stifled dry-rot my ass!


Ashes: You tell ‘em!


Dust: We do kinda end up in the same place anyway, right?


Ashes: Yep, we both go right back into the earth, “ash to ash, dust to dust.”  


Dust: So even though London prefers you, we’re good?


Ashes: Totally.


Dust: Cool.



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