John Beckwith

Date of Birth: March 9, 1927

Date Submitted: April 3, 2018

Religious Affiliation: None

What is the meaning of life?

Your project strikes me as pointless.  In my view you would be well advised to drop it & find something else to do that is either useful or entertaining.

Perhaps you know E.E. Cummings’s poem, “Oh Purple Finch.”  In precisely 48 syllables I believe it makes a relevant comment:

"o purple finch         

                           please tell me why           

this summer world(and you and i               

who love so much to live) 

                                             must die"           

"if i     

        should tell you anything"      

(that eagerly sweet caroling          

self answers me)      

                               "i could not sing"