If thoughts are any indication of life, we should probably enjoy Kirk Douglas while we can. While he hasn't done too many films over the last twenty years, he has spent a lot of time writing. Now he's written what he calls his final book - Let's Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving, and Learning. While Publisher's Weekly describes it as "upbeat," there's a collection of chapters that deal with the "It" Douglas is facing -- "Thinking About Death," "Dealing With Death," "Almost Dying" and "Reading Obituaries." It's just the sort of perk you want to read after a long day of work that's left your muscles and mind exhausted, eh?

But it isn't just his death that swarming his mind in his 90th year. In a Reuters interview, Douglas talks about losing close friend Burt Lancaster and not getting to see him to say goodbye, the helicopter crash in 1991 that spared his life, but killed two young people ("Why was I alive and this young man dead, when his life was just beginning?") and the drug overdose of his 45-year-old son, Eric. According to the ol' Spartacus and Van Gogh, "When you reach 90, you are living on the house's money," and it's what 90-year-olds think about while evaluating how much good they've done in their lives. No wonder many tend to give up at those ages then. At 30, thinking about death everyday is depression, at 90, it's life? But, at least, in all of these finite thoughts and the looming Joe Black, he has a goal for his next birthday: "I'd like to meet Angelina Jolie, if my wife approves." Well, at least he hasn't gotten too weary.
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