Farewell is a tricky concept. It’s one of those big parts in life where no one taught you how to deal with it or to cope with it. We learn by experiences, for some of us, we get used to it.
No one is ever prepared for a farewell. Human minds aren’t built for this kind of thing. We tend to avoid it. But it is as inevitable as death, and death itself is the ultimate form of farewell.
No one is ever prepared for a farewell.
This was originally my random thoughts during the last road trip I had a while back. I’ve always love a road trip, a long, quiet road trip. Not having a MP3 player has its own perks, I could use the duration of the trip to let my imagination run wild, thinking of a completely random things. And this was my random thoughts about the Heaven.
Heaven is a tricky concept wrapped in a religious point of view; every religion has its own concept of heaven, with various ways to achieve it. Let’s not talk about religion first, shall we…
Heaven generally divided into two categories: heaven on earth and heaven on the afterlife. Heaven on earth is the most random kind of heaven; one can say that going to the Disney World is heaven, cruising through Baltic on a billion-dollar yacht is heaven, won millions of dollar in lottery or on a gambling table is heaven, living a life like Hugh Hefner is heaven, even getting a lap dance by some high class stripper while sipping a Blue Label in a most luxurious club is heaven. What I’m saying that heaven on earth is basically our biggest and wildest fantasy. You gotta agree with me on this one…
Now let’s talk about heaven on the afterlife, now I’m not a very religious type of a man, and I don’t know much about the other religions, so I’m gonna use my little knowledge in Moslem to explain about type of heaven from this religion. I once told that when we’re in heaven, we’re no longer concern about the earth life. That anything related on our time as human is doesn’t matter anymore. We’re just gonna have a peaceful and eternally happy life. Well I gotta say, without any intention in questioning God Almighty, this bums me out.
In my whole life I’ve always picture heaven is a place where I can get all answer about anything, I even made a list of questions about any mystery, conspiracy, science, secrets, technology, evolutions, basically anything that the human can’t answer. I wanna know what the black hole is, I wanna know everything about the universe about the E. T., I wanna know about the Bermuda Triangle, I wanna know whether the Atlantis is true or just Plato’s crap, I wanna know where the hell they put Jimmy Hoffa and Amelia Earhart body. I wanna know everything.
It’s sure bummed me out when I know that once I’m in heaven, none of those questions will matter anymore. I’m not gonna remember about those things. Thi is when I decided to create my own version of heaven.
For those of you who have read Mitch Albom’s Five People You Meet in Heaven must know that every person who’s already in heaven is lived in their own version of heaven. The place where they feel most peaceful. Now this is the kind of heaven I like. After reading the book, I started to create my own version of heaven. So here it goes…
In heaven, I’ll live in a small, nice village with my family, people I love, and a dog if God’s okay with it. In my room, I’ll have a supercomputer that can play a most hardcore game ever, with a super fast internet-like connection where I could find the answer to my list. I’ll have a room full of books about everything there is to know about anything that’s going on in the universe. I’ll have a fridge that can make any kind of food I want. I’ll have the most sophisticated kitchen set where I can cook. It’s very important to have a good mood through foods when I wanna know everything about the universe.
And, if it’s not too much to ask, I wanna be able to ask God directly about everything, and maybe we could discuss it too. Well, there’s a little scope of my kind of heaven, I have other criteria, but I’m gonna keep it for myself.
But the most important thing, the thing I want the most -that if I could have this, none of the above matter anymore- is to see my sister walk on her own foot, literally. I never know what happened to her, what kind of condition she was having that make her like this, because her doctors can’t give a definite answer to my family. I just want to see her walking, running, playing catch with me…
I’ve pledged that i will use my remaining time in here as efficient and as optimal as possible. So, here I am, using office internet to post on tumblr.
So my life has been pretty good, finally finished my thesis, graduated, and working at Vale Indonesia-you can look it up-. Is it good? Well, it was. Was? because shit happens, right? Shit always happens. So when life gives you shit, what should you do? If life gives you lemon, you can make lemonade. But when life gives you shit, you suck it up like a boss. No, I’m not referring to One Girl, Two Cups or whatever.
So I chose to feel good about everything again. Afterall I’m not some ungrateful brat.
Anyway, I’m going home sooner than I had planned. But then, there are possibilities that will keep me here, but it’s only possibilities.
Before I go, ask yourself this:
“What will you do if Earth doesn’t revolves anymore?”