Friday, April 10, 2015
End Of Days
Tomorrow will be your last day on earth. Suppose you just found out that your time was at an end. How would you spend that final day?
I saw a talk show the other day. Someone had written a book about what he would like to do on his final day.
I began to think seriously about what I would do.
There are always those days when you think, "If I only had one more day I would eat the most expensive, the most exotic meal I could think of." Maybe I would do one of those many things I said I would do but never did. Maybe I would go shopping and buy whatever I wanted. Perhaps I would go see every movie showing in the theater. The possibilities are really only limited by my own yearnings.
I also used to say that if I knew the "big bomb" was on it's way I would hope to be right where it hit. That way death would be instant.
The only thing I would ask is that I have enough time to gather my children into a big hug and tell them how much I love them before that bomb hit.
I know putting my children with me where the bomb was going to land sounds selfish. I have more altruistic motives. Anywhere close to that point would cause so much damage. Death might not be instant. I do not want my children to suffer. If they are with me I know they would not.
I know it is morbid. But I am fairly certain it will never happen.It is a worst case sort of thing.
Back to the original question. What would I want to do on my final day?
It would be a pleasant day. The sun would be shining but it would not be too warm. There would be a few fluffy clouds in the sky and a gentle breeze... just enough to move the air. The grass would be green and the flowers plentiful.
My whole family would be there. My children, their spouses, my grandchildren, their spouses, and my great-grandchildren. Any other family member would be welcome and enjoyed but those are the ones I definitely would wish for.
There would be food and drink. None of us drink much in the way of alcohol so most of the drinks would be softer. And cool with ice in them.
On the menu would be fried chicken, potato salad, garden salad, and various desserts. All things that can be eaten whenever one wants to go fill a plate or just grab a drumstick.
We would spend the day just enjoying the company. Maybe a few lawn games to be played. Maybe the children (both young and old) can run through the sprinkler. Maybe just sitting in a rocker and remembering.
The dog would love the attention from all the children. She would run and jump as they cheerfully and laughingly chased them.
All in all it would just be a relaxing loving day.