“What if you could live forever?”
Drinking from the spring in Tuck Everlasting promises that you will be granted the opportunity to live forever. Would you drink from the spring?
That is a tough question to answer. It is almost like would you become a vampire or werewolf which also promises immortality? The spring merely promises you to continue being a human. While the prospect of immortality is interesting to me it is not quite as cool as a supernatural ability or super power. I think if another attribute came along with it then I might drink from the spring. Just being a plain human sounds like life would get boring, unless I was able to share that time with another person I love and adore, such as my husband. However, when you mix our children into the equation my answer will change. I would love to live old enough to see my children prosper and even see my grandchildren or great-grandchildren even would be lovely. However, I would not want to see anyone I love to perish before me. That would be torture and I do not enjoy torture.
What about you?
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