Happy New Year, y'all. And many more to come, at least until the supervolcano in Yellowstone finally erupts.
Taku and the Wisest Stone watched the sun rise.
"What will happen when you die?" Taku asked. "I know that you will outlive me and all of my children's children, but even you must end some day."
"I have thought deeply on this topic," said the Wisest Stone, "and I have come to the conclusion that I do not wish to end. Therefore I won't."
"Many say that," said Taku, "yet Time comes for all."
"Ah, but there is a difference between them and me." The Wisest Stone had a smirk in his voice.
"What is that?"
"I mean it."