Variant Life Form
What if you could be any life form you wanted to be? Even better, what if you could change your life form at a whim, or to give it a bit more of a challenge, you could change after living at least one year in your last one? (That’s one year relative to the life expectancy of that life form). Is that something you’d consider? Would you live one year as a fly on the wall? then a year as a whale, traveling the world’s seas? then one year as a mountain goat, living in the highest peaks?
That would be one way to get off the beaten path – as well as a way to get a grand perspective of life – to live as a different species for a time before experiencing the delights and difficulties of another. Which would you choose? And which do you think would be your favorites?
My selection of variant life forms would include: a seal, as I love the ocean, lying in the sun and seafood; an eagle to soar high in God’s country; and, if nothing else, I’d want to return as me, to finish off life with those I know and love best.