I like mythology.
You may (or possibly may not) recall the story about Orpheus.....
Orpheus and Eurydice got married, Eurydice is bitten by a snake and dies. Overcome with grief, Orpheus travels to the Underworld to bring her back to life. He convinces Hades and Persephone (with his beautiful music) to let Eurydice go, but her release comes with a proviso: Eurydice must walk behind him as they ascend to the upper world, and Orpheus is forbidden from looking at her.
Unfortunately, Orpheus is overcome with passion just as they reach the upper world. He turns to look at Eurydice and she is immediately sent back to the Underworld – forever. Orpheus is devastated. He is eventually ripped to shreds by Thracian Maenads.
I also believe in fairies at the bottom of my garden, Mars bars help you work rest and play and the Booger man comes to get you if your naughty (I blame my Dad for that one).
I have a lady friend who uses this phrase frequently....life's a bi**h and then you die.
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans according to John Lennon. I had just made plans for a career as a Shopping cart reallocation technician when the wheels came off. It's so sad.
I found the Sequoia tree defence interesting. I just had an E-Mail from my friend in Australia. he is very close to those fires you may have seen on the news. He is packed and ready to go if things get worse.
I don't find your comparison strange. If you read into it, I come to the conclusion that whatever the disaster, somehow there is a way of getting round it. This steps into the realms of solution focused therapy.
Human Givens says you only change what you really want to change. My advice is really want it.
In my life I have been bored rigid, but never to death. Being bored to death sound like the final frontier.
"It's life, Jim, but not as we know it."
Through humour, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it..........Bill Cosby.
I worked with young adults who had cerebral palsy, trust me some suffered far worse than we ever will. At first I was out of my depth. Then one day a young male carer asked for my help. As we worked together he got the young adult laughing, just like work mates do to relieve boredom. You would be surprised how it lifted them. I went on to learn a lot.
Don't look at death as an opition.....it's a dead end solution. If you can wring one more good day out of life it is one more golden moment.
Like you I am obviously down about PD and have bad days. Only a complete idiot would enjoy it. I strive for better things. This site is a valuable distraction.
Here's a few of things I do.....
Put on head phones and listen to music in a comfortable chair. Close my eyes and drift away.
Correspond by E-Mail if I'm up to it.
Pass the time of day with check out ladies at supermarkets/local shop, when I go with my wife.
Read a book..... I just read the wind in the willows again after 50 odd years and really enjoyed it.
Watch a good film. John Wayne is still knocking down the bad guys.......True Grit.
Swear at politicians on the telly when you know they are not being honest....gets rid of frustration. Not too loud it upsets the neighbours.
Look at my surroundings and realise what a beautiful world it really is.
Look up at the sky at night when it's clear and a full moon......wow are we small or what.
Write simple poetry.
Read stuff on the net.....type in questions about the universe etc.
Make friends with next doors rescue cat. It takes time and patience to win confidence.
Talk to the postman. He is eternally grateful for me taking in next doors parcels. We chat and it makes for good neighbours.
Talk to the bin man. Ours is a great guy when you get to know him.
Talk to other neighbours. I just lost one of my best friends and neighbour. I really miss her.
Go to a coffee morning. I went in the WI one day and an elderly lady insisted I danced with her. I explained my condition and all she said was 'I'll hold you up'. I literally staggered about and she never once complained. We then sat and chatted. She was a good 20 years older than me.....but did she show it.....not on your life.
Hide behind the door and pounce while barking like a rabid dog when your wife comes in....makes me laugh anyway.
Phone friends. Get the one hour free anytime deal with BT.
Not all are possible if it's a bad day, but most are possible some days. I lie on the bed and read on bad days.
Daydream....invent a surreal life.
Think of something you once liked.....ice cream, sticky bun, fish and chips in a paper, whatever and have it. I had a bag of Cadbury chocolate eclairs today. I drooled like Homer Simpson. Last week it was torpedoes.
Life's a gas. In our case its just a bit slower and more painful at times. I could do with winding up.