Will to live, according to Wikipedia, is
a concept developed by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, Will being an irrational “blind incessant impulse without knowledge” that drives instinctive behaviors, causing an endless insatiable striving in human existence, which Nature could not exist without.l
In the 2000 Year Old Man, Mel Brooks seems to answer one of Carl Reiner‘s questions about his incredible longevity with “will to live.” When Carl Reiner presses further, the 2000 year old man says, “What? No! I mean my great doctor, Will Talive. Dr. William Talive!”
Tomorrow, I’m going to see my great doctor, Dr. Deeb Salem, who will continue to help me live into my later years with my very rare congenital heart condition. It seems that both Dr. Salem (who is older than I am) and I have tremendous will to live.
Now, as I live, I will reveal the inspiration for today’s post:
Yesterday, Michael and I wondered if our late kitty Oscar would still be alive today if we hadn’t given him a “peaceful passing” two weeks ago, because Oscar had such an amazing will to live.
Will you see the will to live in my other photos from yesterday?
One of my readers — puella33 — had the will and the talent to transform one of my previous photographs into this wonderful painting:
I’m so glad that beautiful painting will live in this blog.
Here are the opening lyrics of “The Will to Live” by Ben Harper:
I met a girl whose heart
Was on the right hand side
And upon the left
An angel did reside
They told her mother
That she never would survive
But she kept the rhythm
And is still alive.
I hope you will have the will to leave a comment.
As long as I have the will to live, I will express gratitude for everything, including YOU!