Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hindsight

I hope that when I die I can look back at my life in music montages and see breakdowns of my life in various statistical categories. Like if I could have every audible burp back to back how long would that be. Or if I could have in front of me all the food I ever ate, just a big massive pile of food, how big would that be? I would like to see a music montage showing every time I bit my cheek and one of every time I fell down. I think it would be interesting to know how many bugs I swallowed without knowing. I would be curious to know how many times other people prayed for me or how much of my life I spent praying for others. I would want to know how many steps I've taken, how many times I've lied and an exact amount of time that I actually wasted. I hope I get to see how many times I avoided tragedy or if I could see a parking lot of every car I ever rode in. I wish I could see a list of the songs I know all the lyrics to. I would like to see a container holding all the blood I ever lost, all the hair I ever cut, all the spit I've ever spat and a pile of my finger and toe nail clippings. I think it would be cool to see a room full of all the people I ever had a two way conversation with how many books I read and a field full of all the delicious animals I ever ate. Just seems interesting. Wouldn't you want to know?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! Eric those are some "deep thoughts"! Now you remind me of Jack Handy or Demitri Martin! And some crazy piles of stuff!
~mom

Dave said...

First of all, it's fun to try to see how long it takes to figure out who the author of a post is when I start reading. I realized this was Eric about half way through the second line.

Second, I can picture Heidi throwing up in her mouth at the thought of being faced with a lifetime of hair clippings.

caroline said...

Gee Eric, I wouldn't of pegged you as the philosophical type! Curious... mmm... maybe- though the thought of a field full of all the animals that I ever ate would probably cause me to become a vegetarian.
Interesting.

Brady and Taryn said...

Me and Brady are sitting on the couch having a much needed laugh. Thanks! I never stop wondering how many bugs I've eaten without knowing it, and to add to the list wouldn't you love to hear every compliment that anyone has ever said about you, and then every bad thing that anyone has ever said about you. I wonder which would be longer.

Kimbo said...

I'm liking this train of thoughts. Gets me thinking along the same lines. Just think you still have a lot of life ahead of you. It's crazy the things we do and all the necessary evils of living that take away so much time from what we really like doing. I just think of all the hours showering and getting ready...Nice post.

Ryan & Danielle said...

i like this post. i am glad that the amount of poo you ever poo-ed was not on there. hahaha! just kidding. that would be gross! but i would like to know the amount of miles i have traveled and how many times it wraped around the world.....

love you guys! i am so pumped that october is approachin!!!

Kristi said...

Haha I'm laughing at Danielle's comment! This is a good list, I've just never thought about this before but I think I would like to know all the pictures that I have ever been in that I didn't KNOW I was in and how much Coke I drank. Now that one would be scary!