I once knew a young couple Married because of a coming child Not minding if they really knew each other They usually seen Fighting day in, day out Thinking that was a normal things young couples do Two decades have passed I once knew an older couple Still married for the same reason Still fighting day in , day out Still thought that was a normal things older couples do Two weeks ago I once knew a couple Escaping the normal things they thought The wife took her own life A week after The husband took his own life too The Afterlife I once knew a couple Still married for the same reason? Still fighting day in, day out? Still thought that was a normal things couples do?...
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
– Norman Cousins-
***based on a true story
Fear and death. How do you differentiate it? How do you compare it?
I don’t fear death. I have seen it a lot when I was in the convent. About 3 or 4 times a year, the community celebrated a sister’s going home to the Father. A celebration, because death is a part of human life.
It’s the fear that I feared. It’s more than death to me, because fear has my permission to take me to be feared. I allow fear to happen.
While death can come once, fear happens repeatedly.
Fear will always be there just around the corner, waiting to get someone’s attention. While death will be waiting to take his turn.
I fear of losing a friend, a parent, a family members. I fear of losing my career. I fear of losing myself while living.
For some, death happens everyday.
Stuck in traffic. Waiting in line. Changing jobs. A failed relationship. It is the same. A death.
Whether or not we fear of death or death fears us, it is in our power to choose what we believe. To choose to wake up or not, to dress up or not, to eat or not, to fight or not, to love or not, to live or not.
Fear is a feeling, a suffering, a state of the mind. It is a private thing. Only me, myself and I knows it.
Death is a fact, a pain, a public thing.
It is the end of an earthly life, but the beginning of eternity.