Death: Fact of Life we Refuse to Acknowldge?
August 26, 2008 8:54pm CST
Someone so young and so alive has just passed away. She is a pretty girl, seemed so nice. She is a depiction of a good life. She had practically everything, good looks and brains, and a killer smile. I didn't understand how I felt when I received the news of her death. I was so tempted to ask God why,well I just did bcause I already had it in mind. But I continue to wonder, why it happend, why her? Someone so alive is so dead now, she is only a teener. What is really honestly striking about her death is the thought that life is just but a fleeting experience. I have thought about this a gazillion times, and I've heard about it, and in effect realized this very thought but it all seem that it is all but a thought, and never has become an understanding. I know it could happen, but I reject the fact that it could happen.Or maybe, I just refuse to acknowledge it, because it is against the concentration gradient, as science put it, or, it does not follow the natural order of things as reason argues. The death of that beautiful girl breaks my heart. It is surely breaking a ot of hearts. Her passing away must be an overwhelmingly painful experience for her parents. They may have questions, lots of questions. But there may be more regrets than questions. Had they made her happy? Are they feeling the emotions, portrayed by movie characters, of being so late, and realizing the worth of that loved one who has passed away when that person is gone forever for the rest of their lives?Does it take someone else's life for us to learn this fact of life? To be kind and sensitive, and to love and show love to the people who matters to us? Why do we realize their worth after they're gone? We were never taught to take anyone for granted, but why is it deeply engraved in our thoughts, which has dreadfully become an act that has tragically become a habit? It has become a culture. Where did we learn all these? Has the world been plagued with this kind of ailing culture? Perhaps. We see it everywhere, we don't acknowledge its occurence, and by rejecting the idea of it, we allow ourselves to get infected by it. The human race has become so weak, and getting weaker and weaker. How many deaths should there be for us to realize?
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27 Aug 08
As the scriptures say, we should all be ready to die. But human as we are, it's hard to face it. We may say that we are ready yet we still fear about many things including leaving our family, relatives and friends. Or we may think of living more years on earth as we have not yet settled some unfinished business with people you encountered in the past. That is a fact. But it's hard to accept it.
28 Aug 08
It sure is hard to accept. However showing the people we love that they are loved, every single time that we get to have an opportunity, would get us closer to taking away that fear of not showing them enough. In this way we are ready anytime. No matter how and when we die.