I am rich in friends, culture, wisdom, intellect, and the gift of writing. I am eternal. I shall live forever. This "mortality" is just another language in the form of being. A way to experience and share love in yet another realm of existence. The tongue of the corporeal. Other accents of life do not endure sorrow or pain, yet they do not know of the pure joys of forgiveness nor the depths of love. I would change nothing in this time I have spent Earthbound. The aches and pains have sharpened the beauty of it all. I understand life...in all its wonder and majesty. I am alive.