Soon We’ll Be Dead: David N. Zimmer

I'm sitting at my lopsided kitchen table (my floors are warped, and even with floor levelers, it still seems off), and the sun is beaming, lighting up my apartment with its warm rays.

It's Monday, my half day off. My plans include: reading, drawing, and hitting up a different part of a trail near my house with the doggo.

This morning over tea, I came across a new blog, and his writing touched me. In his latest post, he mentions his new tattoo in memory of his deceased brother Brandon. His brother called him Rooster since they were kids, which led him to get one on his forearm. It's stunning.

This hit me hard; It reminds me of when my partner passed away and how his sister got his name tattooed on her forearm too. Big block letters across her tiny arm.

I went on to read every one of his posts. I can't imagine losing a sibling. I wanted to reach out to him and send him a note, but I got sheepish and decided not to.

Hope you all are ready for another installment of Soon We'll Be Dead...enjoy:)



David N. Zimmer

Do you have a website, blog, or socials?


Are you scared of death?


What do you think happens to us when we die? Where do we go?

The next adventure

Do you have a sense of purpose in life? What were you put on this Earth to do?

Get the life I’m living as full of purpose, love, and richness as possible. I’m doing most of what my purpose is, so yay.

What makes a meaningful life?

Trying to stay awake (even while asleep)

If you were going to die today, what would you regret the most?

Selling my Apple stock in 1978

How do you want to be remembered?

As I truly was.

Is it important to you to leave a legacy behind?

I have no choice (every pebble creates ripples), BUT IT'S PROBABLY THAT MY DAUGHTERS ARE SUCH GOOD PEOPLE.

What are you most proud of in your life?

I’m living a full life.

Would you rather be cremated or buried? Why?

Natural burial. Got it set up. It would be nice to be useful.

What do you want your epitaph to say?

Nothing (it would be a nice change)

What would be the worst/best way to die for you?

Best: in the bed that I share with my wifey. Worst: Alone eating bad liverwurst.

What are your five "Bucket List" (for lack of a better term) things you want to do before you die? What are some important things you want to experience, learn, or do? We’ll see what presents itself.

Any comments, thoughts, or suggestions?

Never expected any of this to manifest. Filled with gratitude, even for the horror, the horror.