Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The personal and the theoretical have lunch.

Do we have a soul?

Does it go to heaven?

Does it stay and look out for those who are left behind?

Is it that nothing happens- your body dies and there is nothing more to say?

Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe in spirits?

Do you believe that all we see is what we are and nothing more?

Is there a God? What is she like?

What do you think happens after you die?

When someone you know actually dies - these questions are not just about answering a theory. These questions become part of your emotional healing - or ruin. Now, it's personal, as they say. Personal is a lot different from theoretical, though perhaps they can have a civilised lunch if they remember to tuck their egos into their handbags first.

After said loved one dies you start to wonder if they're looking out for you. Maybe you felt something, maybe you know something, maybe it's all in your head - maybe not. You wonder if they disappeared with a plop into thin air like a bubble that was suddenly pricked and you wonder if that is true then whether anything at all matters. Maybe 14 years later, you're still wondering.

If someone said 'I spoke to your dead [...] the other day - this is what they said' - would you believe them? And if you did believe them...then what?

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