i just re-read something else, and remembered that i'd wanted to comment, because (although used in a sad situation) it always makes me laugh.
when i'm sick, and old, and decrepit, and there's a million things wrong with me, and i can't hardly walk, or stand up, or control my bodily functions (i mean this in a comparitive way) anymore.. when you think i'm ready to fall over, and you start wishing that i would just give in, and let them take me wherever i'm meant to go after this whole big story is done? look at me, and watch me close. if i'm still eating, i'm not going anywhere.
i love that that's the deciding factor, i love that it's universal, and i love that, even though it's sad, terribly sad, it makes so much sense.