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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Live To Die

Daily Draw: Haindl Tarot ~ Death

Like the hand that pops up from the grave in the last three frames of a movie, which in turn causes our heart to try to leap from our chest...death is always the last surprise. Even when our eyes, heart, and doctor have told us a loved one is out of time, death is still a surprise and a shock.

I'm reminded by this card humans are so careless with their own life and destructive to others because in the deepest heart of hearts we truly don't think we will die. We may have a will, we may have prepaid funeral plans, we may give away all our stuff because we've been told we are going, we may embrace a religion that says we'll live again...but we don't believe, in our heart, we are going to die. That's why we never get past the first puny efforts to civilize society. With civility comes public and private responsibilities. And each generation thinks they'll have time later, later with all that time we'll have when we don't die.

"People were talking about virtual reality, and some were saying one day we will download our consciousness and live forever in computers. And it struck me as just a load of crap. I wondered why we tell ourselves these fantastic stories, and I found it has been happening since the first caveman took a burnt stick and marked his X on the rock wall." ~ Jeffrey Sconce

1 comment:

  1. Even when someone dies, we put make-up on them, dress them in their finest, and lay them in a box of satin pillows and sheets. As if we want to believe they are only sleeping... I'm opting for cremation and a nice clay urn.

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