Remember that Girl Scout motto? Be Prepared!
9-11 is just around the bend.
I was reminded of that by my daughter who watched a TV documentary detailing the horrific event which changed America…and our lives forever.
On another channel I’ve been watching an old war movie. Or rather I’ve been listening to it, since I can never sit still for too long…too much to do. As I putter, parallel thoughts of both films begin formulating in my mind…and a post begins to percolate.
Neither the soldiers who enlisted for WWII or the flight crews working the downed flights knew the exact date and time of their deaths, until they were embroiled in the ultimate battle for their lives.
The same can be said for victims imperiled by cancer, heart condition, MS, Alzheimer’s, or any other life-threatening disease.
Accidents also claim their fair share of human lives…as does death by natural causes.
Mankind, accustomed to being in control, cannot outsmart death. Birth and death go hand-in-hand. The process of dying begins…the day we are born.
What we don’t know is…our expiration date.
What we can do is…prepare for death.
“Prepare for death?” you ask. Yes. It’s possible. At least it’s worth a try.
We should get as close as we can to our organic selves. Strip away the “pesticides” which preserve our artificiality. Savor the natural “flavors” of our humanity. Own our spirituality. Grow healthfully from the inside out. Bask in the sunshine of being one with all.
The value and validity of one life is incorporated into the value and validity of all lives.
Love thy neighbor as thyself…and commit thyself to being one with thy neighbor.
WWII and 9-11 confirmed that with death…we are all one…and the same.
…there are no differences…