Tuck Everlasting dared to ask the question,"What if you could live forever?"
Tuck Everlasting depicts all of the downfalls that immortality would have. This would never just be negative or positive. You would loose so much to live forever. I don't know how I would cope with those losses if I had to deal with them. My family is really close and I don't know what I would do with out them. The sentimental side of me wants to say that I would say no I wouldn't want to live forever. I even read some of the other tour posts and the ones I read said no.
If you just asked me the question and I didn't overanalyze it I would say yes in a heartbeat. I think even after I overanalyze it I would say yes. There is something so enticing by being able to live forever.
You be able to see the world, do everything your heart desires, experience different ways of life. Experience different places at different times. Read all of the books you want.
I always think about history in the terms of personal experience. For my nephew and future children, 9/11 will be a history event that they learn about in a textbook. Yet I lived through that day in one of the NYC boroughs and saw the anxiety, the loss, and the pain. I may not have been affected or personally knew someone who died that day but I know people who did. I think that whether historical events were positive or negative it would makes them more impactful when they were personal.
I want to see how the future will be. I want to experience the discoveries of the next generation and the generation after. I wrote a research paper in one of my classes on how so much of science fiction has become reality. I want to see what fiction becomes fact.
So really what I need more than immortality is a time machine :)
Natalie Babbitt really shows that living forever wouldn't be all rainbows and butterflies.Is life ever easy or perfect? No. There inevitability would be so much that you would have to sacrifice for the sake of immortality but if I had the chance I probably would take it. I would want to see everything, experience everything, and see the future first hand. It wouldn't be an easy decision for anyone but the idea of it is really enticing. If it would be my family and I like the Tucks than this would be amazing!
This is apart of the 40 Days For 40 years blog tour to celebrate the 40th Anniversary Edition of Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. This was actually the first time that I have read this phenomenal book, I had seen the movie, and I absolutely love it.
*Thank you so much Macmillan for having me on this tour and providing me a copy of the book to read!