Once, when I was younger,
I was sitting with my younger wife.
She was my girlfriend at the time.
We were in a younger love.
We were intensely interested in our younger selves.
We talked over beers about immortality.
What would you do, she asked youthfully, if you could live forever?
I answered, all full of me, beer and youth love,
The first thing I would do is become enlightened.
I would end my suffering, then live happily forever after.
Now, looking back, its hard to believe,
That young, in-love me, thought I was suffering.