I was talking about Stephen King the today with a Jonathon Narvey. He noted that I had read Cell and he mentioned that he had enjoyed it as well. He has been thinking about zombies of late because he is putting together his next writing project and it may or may not feature a zombie infection. I won’t say anything else about it as he is in the very beginning of planning it out -- but I will say it fanned the flames of a small idea about zombies and exhaustion I had lurking about in my head.
Have you ever heard the phrase: “I am dead tired?”
(I mean, aside from the scene in the action movie Commando where the central character asks an airline stewardess not to disturb his friend because he was “dead tired”. He had just killed the man by breaking his neck and was planning his escape from the commercial airliner.)
I don't know what to say about this except that I aspire to live life like he did. I'm not there yet, but I hope to find the will to get there sooner than later. To have a chance to reflect and realize what is important and how to fight hard so you don't let go of what it is important. It is the most empowering thing you can do. I struggle like most people to hold on to those memories and desires. Those core beliefs are crucial to your being and it isn't justified, in my mind, to let other things get in the way. Be who you are. Struggle to maintain your freedom and respect yourself and others.