Death-Are You Afraid to Die?
What Comes Next
We all know that there is no escape from death. We all know that our life ends whenever it happens, and that no one really can escape it no matter what you do. My question is this - - is there anything you can do to prepare and know that you are ready for this big finale'. ?
It seems to me that as you get older, as each Christmas, each birthday passes, the time goes more and more quickly. Each summer turns to fall, and each spring turns to summer. To a kid, this takes forever, waiting for the summer, and the anticipation felt as each summer is about to begin. With each passing year, and with each passing summer, when fall begins, I begin to feel like a tree losing leaves, only I am losing a little bit of my youth with each passing year. Then finally, it is not youth I am losing, but life itself, as my end draws closer and closer. I no longer look as I did when I was young, I no longer am able to do all the things I was able to do, and as I see another Christmas going by, I realize that as it goes by, so does the days that I will never see again, and the time for my passing gets closer.
I am not trying to be morbid or depressing, but just truthful. I never used to think about my death, but something inside me realized what I was approaching when my children reached middle aged, when I saw myself doing things like my grandmother did, and I started remembering the days of my youth, and saw how far away they had become. I remembered people who were no longer with us more often, and was able to know the answers to some of life's harder questions.