Like many great poems, Mike Crossley’s piece about a father’s playful challenge to his son can be understood in many ways.
Some of us want to live forever, some of us will be happy if we make it to 80, but I would bet that none of us want to live without a decent quality of life. How are we going to get it? We have an opportunity every morning we get out of bed to stop, take a breath of fresh air and realize we’re lucky to be alive. Keep the attitude of gratitude, it always helps.