“I ain’t afraid of dying. I already been there”, says Leonardo in The Revenant. And I can dig it.
But pain now….pain is something else. Leo and that bear…well, he may not fear death but he damn sure remembers how much that bear made him hurt.
And it sounds good. “I ain’t afraid of dyin”. It sounds like some shit is resolved, it’s just not in question. Death is – what’s next. Death is the stuff of many of our fundamental fears. Well, certainly means no more pain. And that the next journey has begun.
But pain now. Knowing how much pain hurts…and choosing to accept a whole bunch more? That’s a man.
Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.
Pi are round. Cornbread are square.