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My grandmother was in love with Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov said, 

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood.  I’d type a little faster.” 

–from the February 2008 edition of Writer’s Digest in an article titled Baby Steps: Stop Obsessing about Writing a Book.

Well, for me it would depend on the day.  Today is a flop-on-the-floor-and-moan-and-brood day.  Other days would be type-manically-and-laugh-out-loud days. I brood because the odds are against me (against us all!) and I’d laugh because I’d write anyway. Either way I’d still be thinking about the writing.

So, I suppose if you had those six minutes you’d be doing something important like…?  

3 thoughts on “My grandmother was in love with Isaac Asimov

  1. I was once an Asimov junkie.

    I heard a joke yesterday (on Leanard Lopate’s show, lol!) that Gilda Radner said as she was dying from cancer. The joke goes that the wife has 12 hours left to live and she asks her husband to make love with her one last time that evening. He said he wasn’t in the mood, and she begged him and assured him that it would be nice. “Easy for you to say,” he said. “You don’t have to get up on the morning.”

    That made me laugh, though of course, it’s horrible. 🙂

    If I had six minutes, it would be tempting to write about it or to jot meaningful notes to my family.

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