I am always really surprised when I realise that I’m alive [that I’m alive to begin with / that I’m currently alive / that I’m still alive]. Sometimes it’s a nice surprise, like receiving an unexpected letter in the mail, or winning on a scratch card. Sometimes it’s a horrible shock, like tumbling down a large flight of concrete stairs and still being conscious when you reach the bottom, or seeing someone get hit by a car. Honestly, sometimes I really just can’t believe that I’m alive. You, reading this, you’re alive too. We are alive and one day we will die and then we will be dead dead dead. Isn’t that extraordinary / crazy / exciting / terrifying?