For my part, when it comes to organic life, the sum of the parts is not equal to the whole (of the universe, i.e., God). If Life’s #1 rule is suffering (just so we can know we’re alive, because we are painfully conscious of the fact), then Death’s #1 rule must be equal to unbelievable ecstasy.
Ah! So, the question is: If we are famously immortal souls having a human experience of futile suffering, then why don’t we long for infinite ecstasy, instead of longing for an inconsequentially longer life-span?
Or, in other words, why wish for a lengthier version of eternal suffering?
A fair question to be sure. I like what Paul said in Philippians 1:21 – For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. ; Hence, we are blessed either way. Peace and blessings. = >
A deep question…. I wish I could give you an answer… I guess we are complex, maybe too much. All we should try is to be happier every day and to have a caring attitude towards others, that would probably make us (at least) feel better 😉
Thank you for your honest and sympathetic reply!
Which reminds me of one of my favorite sayings of William Blake:
“Every mortal loss is an immortal gain.”
In a way, I know that, and in another way,
I have no choice but to believe it. It’s in my blood.
God bless you, too. Peace and luvz, UT
Yes, Ed. It’s there to keep the golfers in line,
and I have the balls to prove it. 😉
It’s a “Fore!” gone inclusion. Cheerz! Unc
Thank you for that good guess, Amelia! 🙂
“How are you? How is everything? You doing okay?”
Golly dang! I feel better already. Good idea!
I’ll get back to my knitting before the wire runs out 😉
Waving back… doing fine… thank you… Hope you are ok too… Happy summer from the other hemisphere (winter over here!) 😀 xxx
All is well here, winter bird. 🙂 Be good!
Take care, stay warm, and be cool, as per usual.
Cheerz to peace and luvz! Uncle Tree
Hell if I know either UT!! How r u my friend? Long time no see.
I’m reading this after my 88 year old dad had an 8 hour open heart surgery today. He plans to be here until he’s 104…
Hope you are well!!
I’m doing good, Lorrie. Thank you! 🙂 I’ve been learning how to use my point-and-shoot camera, as you can see. No more borrowing for me.
Sorry to hear about your dad. Hope he recovers and comes through in flying colors. I lost my dad last June, darn it. He was 84. Miss him. 😦
Stay well and take care, young lady! Peace and luvz, UT
Awww….Uncle Tree…so sorry to hear that 😟
8 hour surgery and recovering in the ICU…stable condition…Thanks for the well wishes 💜
Looks like you are doing great with your point and shoot!! Happy to see you.