Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Mental Snack (5)


Share your thoughts...

"...We maintain a different relationship with death. We play with her. We write to her as if she were an old friend. We invite her in like a drunk who visits unannounced." ~ Leopoldo Gout, Ghost Radio

Do you believe this to be the way that modern society interprets death?

6 comments:

becca808 said...

It really seems like a personal journey. A relationship that depends on the individual either to be aware of it or to pretend that it is something they don't need to worry or think about. As years pass it starts to become a larger presence in the back on ones mind. With each passing story or experience of someone elses date with death, the idea that that could be us becomes a bit louder. To write to it or invite it in is an act played out by those who seem to have a bone to pick with the life that they have created. One that has maybe not turned out quite as perfectly as dreamed. Hmmm...just a thought

Vatche said...

Well, a very great thought, becca808. Thank you for your wonderfully thought out comment. My thoughts of death are pretty much on the same level as yours...a relationship that is usually the back of my mind until Death reminds us again he's waiting by someone passing away.

As for writing to it or inviting it in, I believe that when someone does this with death, they are trying to somehow befriend or cope with Death itself. Those are my thoughts...

Paul L. Martin said...

Death is a companion who travels with us on the journey. We believe we travel through this world alone, but death is with us as much as our birth, our parents, our friends. We are the sum total of everything in our lives, including how our lives end.

Vatche said...

Very true, Mr. Martin, Death lurks behind every corner and breathes down our necks; every single day we are reminded that he is there...waiting for us. Thanks for the thoughtful comment, it is always appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I have seen "it" about 4 times in my life.
Moments when I can honestly say "it looked me right into my eyes" and still, here I am... breathing and its good to be on this side of the coin.

Leopoldo Gout

Vatche said...

Awesome, thanks for the comment, Anonymous.

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