Monday, January 26, 2009

Life and death: It's a fact of life!!!

I'm not sure about you, but I am terrified of death. I really love living and all life has to offer. I take the good with the bad however, the good typically seems to outweigh the bad, at least for me.

My father retired when he was 50 years old and he and my stepmother have been full time RV-ers for about the past seven years. They've been staying out near Marfa, Texas for the past few years and decided to drive over to Del Rio, Texas last week. Dominic and I drove out to Del Rio last Wednesday and stayed until yesterday. The reason I am bringing all of this up is because I was listening to NPR or National Public Radio on my drive home yesterday. They always have really interesting radio programs on NPR, most of which I really enjoy listening to.
The progam I listened to yesterday was called A good death. The show was basically about how the topic of death is something many of us don't traditionally discuss, even though we all know it's going to happen to us sooner or later. This show really intrigued me because I am terrified of death. I am a person of Christian faith however, the thought of dying and leaving my loved ones here on earth petrifies me.

If you want to listen to the show I listened to yesterday, please visit A good death.

2 comments:

Catwalk Creative said...

It's completely natural to be afraid of death. We're all afraid of the unknown. However, if we're lucky enough to reach a ripe old age, I think by that time, our tired old bodies and minds will perhaps be 'ready' for the next natural stage, which is inevitably death. What can we do about it? It's not great to worry about it constantly. Enjoy the present as much as possible and don't waste too much of it wondering about 'what next?'. I believe that loved ones that have 'passed away' don't miss us half as much as we miss them. They can see us whenever they want to! We just have to believe they're still around. Have faith. We're all in this together. xxx

Heather said...

I know, Louise. Thank you for commenting. I guess I just put more thought into it than I should. I go through phases when I am completely okay and then I start to worry again! xoxox, Heather