The last meal
November 24, 2022 7:09pm CST
I read a report about a convict in the US who was asked to choose food worth US $25 as his last meal before hanging, he went for his favourite food and finished every bit of it. What confuses me is how anyone can eat knowing he will be hanged. When I get upset for whatever reason the first casualty is my appetite. Not just food I cannot even apply my mind to anything. Do you also lose your appetite or lose interest in doing anything when you are upset? Here is what Wikipedia says about 'why the last meal' “In Ancient Greece, you had to feed the person who was going to be executed, so that they could cross the River Styx into the underworld, and not come back as a hungry ghost" And the tradition continues!!!
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That's an interesting story about "the last meal". Here, we have the goddess of forgetfulness in Chinese mythology, who serves Soup on the Bridge of Forgetfulness. This soup wipes the memory of the person so they can reincarnate into the next life without the burdens of the previous life.
I have not heard of this, but Jesus Christ enjoyed a last supper with his disciples, before he was crucified. I have heard of last words, though. Both Zen masters and convicts have given famous last words. Ned Kelly, a bushranger criminal here, last words were, "Such is life."
@allknowing Yes, Z A Bhutto could not wrap his head around the fact he was going to lose his till the final moment. After all, he was the former PM of Pakistan and had appointed the executioner, sort of, Zia-ul-Haq who was the President then. The final moments could well be a blur. And to hell with it!