Before the shutdown, they were fully aware of their mortality and were making the most of their time -- traveling, cruising, visiting grandkids, etc.
Like everyone else, life is quite a bit different for them now. They've been fully locked down since April, basically living as shut-ins. Their granddaughter is getting married in Sept (virus permitting), and they'll likely skip the wedding, even if travel and gatherings are allowed by then. (As an aside, yes, I'm fully aware that the bug is likely to postpone or cancel the wedding plans regardless...)
So, I find myself wondering what I would do in those shoes. With, say, 5 years of my life remaining, and the threat of an untimely and unpleasant death from the virus looming, would I spend, perhaps, a quarter of my remaining time shut in in the hopes of eking out a couple more years? Would I just say f*** it and spend the time left enjoying life? Strike some sort of middle ground?
What say you?
"I have sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from these lands."