I'm Not Dead Yet

3_22_11.jpgI own a t-shirt just like this one. The quote is from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and the t-shirt is from the Broadway Musical "Spamalot". The movie has always been a favorite, and the musical did not disappoint. I was almost peeing my pants throughout the thing, much to the embarrassment of my much younger siblings. 

I always get lots of questions when I wear this t-shirt, and it has become a favorite of mine for that reason as well as another. I'm surprised by the number of people who get it instantly, but there are always a few who require an explanation. I always explain where the quote comes from and recommend the movie. I do wonder though what people think it might mean. In the absence of the quote from the movie, what would they think I was trying to say?

For years, I wore a LiveStrong bracelet, and have only in the recent past stopped wearing it all the time. I still wear it sometimes, but I don't "need" it anymore. For a year or so it was a solidarity with Daniel symbol - the whole family wore the yellow bracelets to support Daniel's battle with cancer. After he died, I wore it in memory of him. I passed out hundreds of them at his funeral, and many people wore them for quite a while after. Eventually, I wore the bracelet as a reminder to myself to live strong. Now, I don't need the reminder, but my little black t-shirt sort of yells out my motto "I'm not dead yet..." I'm still here, and I intend to make the best of it.

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