All hugely famous and incredibly talented artists who died at age 27.
I turn 26 at the end of this month.
That means I have a year and change to enjoy life before the curse of ridiculously famous virtuosos strikes me down.
I feel like I have so much more to give! What if I die and no one ever knows my true feeling for Nickelback - that they suck.
But other than the whole death thing, I also feel immense pressure. Three out of four of the people listed died of heroin and the other one died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound while insanely hopped up on heroin.
That doesn't leave much room for creativity.
And not only do I not do heroin but I HATE needles. I would be a horrible drug addict. I would have to look the other way and count to ten every time I wanted to shoot up and then cry until the other drug addicts put a Batman band-aid on the hole.
I tried to find away around this - like dating a female super hero so I could say I was doing heroine, or naming my car heroin and then driving off of a cliff.
But I also realize that I need to leave a legacy - and though I aim to please, I just don't think I have it in me to start shooting up with heroin all the time. I've seen heroin addicts and they are crazy skinny. If doing heroin means giving up bacon, then my heart belongs to bacon.
It's better to fatten up than to fade away.