This may be a difficult article to read...it may change your whole opinion of me. I hope it doesn’t, but here goes.
If you have ever seen the movie, “So, I Married an Axe Murderer,” you might remember the scene with Michael Richards, where his character is making jokes, in a newspaper office, about people who have ended up in the obituaries.
When he is approached about one of the people he was making fun of, he becomes defensive and starts yelling to everybody in the office that he is a “very insensitive man! Stop you're job, look at the insensitive man!” In context, it’s an amusing scene.
I don’t make fun of people in obituary columns, but it occurred to me, the other day, that I might be an insensitive man...
How can YOU...the happiest man in the world; a man who preaches Love, Life, Light, and Laughter; a man who cries while listening to inspiring music, or while watching happy-ending movies...be an insensitive man?
It’s because...*sigh*...I do NOT cry at funerals.
It has raised some questions in myself, about myself...and do you know what I discovered?
Yes, it is sad when someone dies. Yes, we will miss them terribly. And yes, it hurts.
But I realized that I don’t get that sad at a death because I KNOW they are in a better place. They aren’t really dead.
I’m not bringing religion into this article...AT ALL, but I DO know that there is more life for us after we are released from THIS existence. We just head on into another BETTER existence.
That knowledge gives me the power to realize that we don’t have to be sad about losing someone.
I have friends that I haven’t seen for many years. Yes, I miss them. But I know that they love me, and they know that I love them. And we know that we will see each other again someday.
It’s the same thing with death...we WILL see our loved ones again.
Then another thing occurred to me...
...there are three reasons why people might be inconsolable at the death of a loved one.
Because you never know when somebody’s time will be up.
I am very grateful for my knowledge of an afterlife.
It IS sad when someone dies...but I know that there is hope, there is joy, there is peace...and we will see that person again.
So if I have come across as insensitive, I apologize.
If this disappoints you, or if you think I am wrong, I hope you will one day be able to forgive me.
For, you see...I AM a SENSITIVE man!!
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