Sunday, September 04, 2005

Rechristened

I never really liked the earlier name ('To be continued'). For one, it wud've become factually wrong at a later point...and like a friend who commented somewhere on this blog, 'what am i, a soap opera?!!'...Anyways, 'Enroute cemetery' is pretty much an absolute (well, almost, i mean unless i perish in an avalanche or a landslide, i'd most probably head to a crematorium, not a cemetery). But I kindof relate more to the concept of burying the dead. At times you'd want to run away and seek refuge in a place, a physical entity, which is strongly symbolic and representative of a dear one who has gone away...at times you'd want something more than just memory to hold on to...
Now, why am i talking about death, its imminence and (the aftermath?). I dont know. I never discuss such things when i am sober, but then, exceptions are common. 'Tuesdays with Morrie' says 'Be open to discuss death, reconcile with the concept of death and be prepared' or sthing to the effect. (am not particularly fond of that book, it was too didactic and sappy for my taste, but then parts of it were hard-hitting and thought-provoking). Anyways, thought i'd have a title that is definetive about where i am headed. Like someone said, 'In the long run we are all dead'.

2 comments:

Kars ! said...

//Rechristened//
i know baptism etc etc, but me not gonna ask the stupid q, you should know by now what it is :).

//Enroute cemetery//
Geez, thanks for reminding me where we are all heading to dude :).

Sometimes, for me at least, it just seems like the inevitable is quite depressing :)! senility, death etc.. i dont discuss much about these when i am sober as well, but then again, i am always sober.

//Like someone said, 'In the long run we are all dead'.//
In the movie Gladiator, Proximo says "Ultimately, we are all dead men". Amazing movie man!

I am just holding on to what Gandalf says to pippin about death (in lord of the rings-3)
Gandalf: Death is just another path . . . one which we must all take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all change to silver glass...
Gandalf: ...And then you see it.
Pippin: What, Gandalf? See what?
Gandalf: White shores... and beyond. A far green country, under a swift sunrise.
Pippin: Well, that isn't so bad.

yeap it doesnt sound bad :).. hmm i wonder if i should be good to get there though :).

seri seri me stopping my stupid rants. bye da..

M... said...

Some very powerful sentiments there especially on the burying vs cremating..It got me thinking and although I really would love to have a "physical entity" for the sake of having "..something more than just memory to hold on to...", but the practical side of me says physical entities only tend to create a false sense of "refuge" - something that is better off not being there so that we can move on..Sometimes memories are better and more powerful in guiding us than just another stone..Memories are unique and are forever...And another reason why I prefer cremating and forgetting the "physical" entity is because that forces us to move on..and move on we should..

Nevertheless - I like your post and can most definitely relate to the need for a physical entity, especially in my "weaker" moments..