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Kirk Cousins confronts his own mortality with vase of 720 stones (pic)

Kirk Cousins is an interesting fellow and a recent social media dispatch showcases an incredibly unique outlook on life and his own mortality.

The new Minnesota Vikings quarterback took to Instagram to document how he has a tower of stones located at the front of his home. The stones, 720 in total, are housed in what appears to be a glass or plastic cylindrical vase. But it’s the meaning behind the stones — and what Cousins intends to do with them — that makes things so oddly interesting.

‘This now sits on my front porch. 720 stones,” Cousins writes in the post. “If I live to be 90, there’s 1 for every month left. I’ll take 1 out as each month passes. Great reminder for me to live a life of meaning and impact!”

So, Cousins, currently 29 years old, hopes to live at least as long to remove each and every of the 720 stones. If so, he’ll make it to the grand old age of 90. Interesting.

Cousins also references in his post a Biblical passage, Psalm 103:15-17, which reads as follows:

“As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

“For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

“But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children.”

Cousins is a man of faith, so it’s not surprising that he invoked a Bible verse when contemplating and confronting his own mortality, albeit in a unique and relatively optimistic manner.

What’s more? At least this strange Instagram post did not elicit as much confusion as the one about his perplexing July 4th grilling activities a few weeks back. That’s … something.