Dead or alive?
Muse #321 - keeping track
It is difficult to keep track of people and their whereabouts. Is someone still alive or not? I often Google or look up Wikipedia to see whether someone is still alive.
Recently I read an article on BBC which talked about actor and director Mel Brooks publishing his autobiography. Interesting. Mel Brooks is one about whom I have written before. And, I presumed he was dead.
But it happens to be that he was 95 and still alive and wrote this book recently with the help of his son. Nice, I thought. And good for him. Better keep busy writing than be dead. But then again, it is difficult to keep track. Time moves on and several people “slip away” into oblivion unannounced.
Now, one more book gets added to my to-read list. And the list has crossed over 1,000 now. A never-ending list of things to catch up on… it would be nice to end up in a library after one is done for (bludgeoned). One can perhaps then keep reading to eternity. But, I digress.
And as I have said before, I prefer to read books from “dead people” - they are then immortalized in time and cannot argue or update what they have written anymore.
But sometimes strange things happen. People leave unfinished or unpublished material that gets published after the fact. This year I saw a few books appear from another author I follow, Zig Ziglar.
So, the point is, they are going to get to you with their publishing, dead or alive!