“I was so devastated by the loss of my dear Samantha, after 14 years together, that I just wanted to keep her with me in some way. It felt easier to let Sammie go if I knew I could keep some part of her alive, something that came from her DNA,” said Barbra Streisand in a frank and lengthy interview in Variety this week (March 2, 2018).
Apparently if you are rich enough and/or famous enough, you don’t need to experience grieving like the rest of the world. You just get yourself a clone of the deceased, and voila, life goes on…
Do I sound bitter? I am. No, not because I’m not rich and/or famous enough. No, I’m bitter because of people like Barbra Streisand who feel entitled to diminish the value of life by trying to cheat death.
I’ve given this a lot of thought. Tried very hard to understand the logic of it. Still came up empty. I don’t know about you, but for me each and every one of the pets who’ve owned me over the years, were each unique and so irreplaceable that the very idea of cloning one of them felt like…sacrilege.
Sadly this reminds me of people who divorce one spouse just to marry a look alike, soon to be divorced again. And the sick cycle continues…But that’s just me.
What’s your opinion?