The Twilight Zone.
A stream of consciousness is a writing term used to describe a writer who starts a story with no more than an idea and lets his/ her thoughts dictate what happens - as I usually do.
Today is one such day.
I woke today feeling ill, and as I have had a feeling of being sick several times in the last month I wondered if I had blood poisoning?
My next thought was would I wish to be put on a dialysis machine if we could get a charity to help pay the costs?
In my teens, if the situation had arisen, I would have said yes, as I would have done over the last 30 years of marriage, however, now at 62 I don't think I'd wish to be kept alive by a machine.
It isn't anything religious I have against the idea; but I feel my life has run its course and if the Lord has decided my time has come to go, who am I to contest the concept?
My final line in this run of thought was I would not wish to be put into cryostasis, even if I could afford the process; the system may work for someone with no friends or relatives, but the thought of returning to a world I am not meant to be in appears wrong to me. This line of thinking took me to the Twilight Zone episode called "The Rip Van Winkle Caper."
The story is about four thieves who pull off a multi-million dollar heist and decide to hide out in the desert for 100 years in pods until the gold they stole is no longer "hot."
Flash forward 100 years to the group waking up, one died when his pod got broken, and the other three fought over the gold until only one man was alive; dying of thirst, he offered his last bar of gold to a man in a car to get him to a city, but he died before the man could tell him the gold had no value as 100 years on it was being manufactured.
Who can say what will have value in the future? After all, the Native Americans had gold for centuries but rarely used it as it could not be made into tools as it is so flexible.