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This is not a dress rehearsal … your life is now

One of my early comedy “headshots”, taken when I was still young and full of life. That Lisa is pushing her way to the surface, impatient at being tucked away for so long.

Shit just got real. It has always been true that I/you/we could literally be dead and gone by this time next month, but the chances of that happening have recently increased. I don’t want to be scary about this but the reality of Covid-19 brings up an exciting series of questions: What if you only had a month to live? What will you do with that time? Who will you show yourself to be?


Haven’t we all played a version of this game? What would you bring if you knew you’d be stranded on an island forever? What if you had three wishes? And, what if you only had a month to live?

This is a real question, with a real urgency behind it, like humanity has never seen before.

Here’s what I’m doing (working with what I actually have right now, and taking karma, social distancing and the inability to travel the world into account):

  • While I have my health, I’ve stopped being such a hypochondriac and worrying about every little ache, twinge or pain (is it cancer?). It won’t matter in a month. I’m focusing on how great it feels to be in a human suit, while it still feels good.
  • I’m being true to myself because I only have a little time left, and I’d hate to die without fully expressing my Isness while I’m in physical form.
  • I’m also being more mindful than ever about being completely present in each moment. These may be the last I ever have.

Everything else I come up with falls under these headings.

This is not a dress rehearsal. It’s time to step into who we came here to be. Knowing that this might take you down, how will you spend your final days?


Lisa Bonnice is an award-winning, best-selling author. Her current passion-project is a series of metaphysical comedy novels. The first is entitled The Poppet Master (previously published as Be Careful What You Witch For!, now revamped and with a new ending). The Poppet Master is a modern-day fairy tale about Lola Garnett, a bored housewife and office drone who wakes up with unexpected psychic abilities, and no instruction manual, and Twink, the reluctant, sarcastic faery assigned to assist and educate her. The Poppet Master is available wherever books are sold. Its sequel is in the works.

Lisa is also writing The Maxwell Curse, a fictionalized version of a story she found in her own ancestral lineage about a witch trial, a generational curse, and massive mine explosion, all of which left ripples of destruction in their wake, devastating one family’s tree.

http://www.lisabonnice.com