In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Finite Creatures.”
I don’t remember when exactly I came across the words, life and death, and the concepts behind them. In fact the only conversation I remember distantly related to this is the one I’m recounting below. It happened a very long time ago, with my dad and I’m using my imagination to fill in the gaps which I’ve forgotten:
Me: Papa, do you believe in immortality, ‘life after death’ or anything of the sort?
He: Not really, I believe that we have just one life. Whatever we do, good deeds or bad, and whatever we get, it’s balanced out in this life alone.
Me: And how can you be sure of ‘this life’? (I moved my hands around me in the air, pointing to everything in the room around us).
He: What do you mean?
Me: I mean, what if this life is not the way we’ve perceived it? What if right now, it’s not us- me and you- sitting and talking here? What if all this is just in one of our (or both) heads?
He: You mean what if all this is just a dream?
Me: Yeah, something like that…
He: Hmmm… that’s interesting. But beta, that is the big question none of us know the answer to!
Each time we get up in the morning, we can’t be certain that we’re actually getting up! Maybe it’s all just a dream, as you say! May be the real universe is so very different from this one and what is actually happening there is unfathomable.This is something beyond us, and we have no control over it! In fact, that redefines the time scale and even life and death, as we know them.
Me: Wow! So, who knows we might me immortals after all!
Here’s a picture I found on FB (shared by 9GAG) sometime back, which I feel goes with the post:
What do you think about the ultimate ‘reality’? Are we all in a dream? Or how about ‘immortality’?