By Tony DeLorger © 2013
Heaven poses a unique proposition,
the very concept, the actions of a life driven,
focussed on an end promised,
by believers, a resolution taught in hope.
How treasured the belief in life endless,
our souls unique yet part of a whole,
and reunited in the ending of physical life,
to meld with a benevolent deity.
Since time immemorial, that belief has endued,
life so vulnerable as to seek out an answer, definitive,
and always a creator, a beginning and an end of change,
an endless cycle of transforming life.
How comforting the concept of soul,
that exquisite, singular essence that is each one of us,
inexplicably unique with infinite potential,
to render in physical life and find solace in existence.
How arrogant we creatures of reason,
always ready to align ourselves with the unknowable,
to placate the burning insecurities of ignorance,
and in blind faith find meaning on this miraculous journey.
Reality provides little comfort, little resolution,
and so we cling to the hopes and dreams of beautiful minds,
and take as truth what we find most acceptable in our vulnerability,
and no matter what truth we find, what quells our aching hearts is best.
The human mind is a minefield of contradictions and inequity, but we do have beautiful dreams and also horrendous nightmares. What ends up in truth is anyone's guess. But as it is said: life is about the journey.