I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death…Robert Fulghum
We worry about the goodness to come in the afterlife that we fail to make things good in the life we live day-to-day. In my mind it’s really selfish to want the glory of heaven/paradise when there is much to be done to live the best life you can in the here and now. Death is a part of life, it’s the conclusion of ones earthly existence but ones story does continue to be written I think when we continue to be a part of that stream of consciousness and existence in the heavenly places. Our higher power, our creator gave us the gifts of people, places, things to sustain us while here on this planet created for life. We owe it to the ones we love to be there for them and to vigorously embrace them in a profound way. Until we are called to the company of saints then we still have much living to do. It would be a shame to leave this place worse than we found it in our birth.
Normal people die every day unnoticed.
As you get older in life you realize your own mortality and the mortality of those who you love and admire. No one lives forever and because of that fact you will make visits to funeral homes and the like more often. You will also go to funerals of people have known for years and for just a little while. Over the years I have paid my respects to many special people who are now in the company of saints. Death is a part of life and there are different ways to celebrate the lives of those who have passed on. Some who pass on you expect to because of natural causes or declining health while others die unexpectedly. No matter the circumstances there is shock, pain and great sadness that goes along with the whole experience of someone leaving this life, this world. It was not my intent to be morbid or sad here but to share some experiences of a person who loves many and has hated to see them go on to eternity and to be with their creator. Death is life or its a part of it anyway.
All this death needs to end.
On social media it’s a good practice to check thoroughly the sources when you hear of matters of life and death. Spreading rumors and false info can be damaging. Social media can spread false information faster than ever before In matters of the demise of people, especially those you know be sure about the information you are getting. Life is too short to shorten the life of anyone based on bad or incomplete info