Life is an Interval

This post is not meant to be morbid but I saw this the other day and it has really touched me.  I wanted to share and maybe it will bring peace and tranquility to you, also.

“Death is nothing at all.  It does not count.  I have only slipped away into the next room.  Nothing has happened.  Everything has remained exactly as it was.  I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.  Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.  Call me by the old familiar name.  Speak of me in the easy way which you always used to.  Put no difference into your tone.  Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.  Laugh as we have always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.  Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.  Let my name be ever the household work that always was.  Let it spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.  Life means all that ever meant.  It is the same as it ever was.  There is absolute and unbroken continuity.  What is this death but a negligible accident?  Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?  I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.  All is well.”  AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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2 thoughts on “Life is an Interval

  1. Death can never be morbid to those who welcome its arrival. And I welcome it, though in its time, and yet there are miles to go before I rest, I think. But who knows? I only know I’m not done yet. No not yet, but then, the graveyards are filled with those who weren’t done yet. My only hope is that when it takes me, it takes all of me, leaves no trace to myself, no remembrance, no lingering consciousness; the peace I hope is as though I have never been. Selfishness or right? It is all I ask, cannot this be my reward for a lifetime served to the best I could? I shall see, or I shall not see.

    While this quote may be contrary to my reasoning, it is well spoken, thought provoking, and taken well to heart. Thank you, I enjoyed.

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  2. Thank you, Peter for your comments~ I completely understand what you are saying, too, about not leaving a trace of our existence. Perhaps that is something to think about. Is it our longing to not be erased from history and have some remembrance of ourselves a part of ego? Hmmm. Thank you for taking the time to comment, have a good day!

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