It would be so wonderful if we would all get to die once.
And it should happen unexpectedly as it always is even when we expect it or we should expect it and much to soon as it always is…
We would have a chance to regret everything we have not done, the words that stayed unspoken, the hugs we missed to share, the love we forgot to give, the forgiveness we have not offered to ourselves for all the stuff that doesn’t really matter.
We would cry, and others would regret the love they did not offer us when they had a chance, the words unspoken, the…well you know.
We would hug the people we love one last time, knowing it was the last time, making it the best ever.
We would eat a last meal and it would takes like the best meal.
We would not worry about the next day, because they would be none.
We would lose all the people we love, once. And they would get the chance to experience that loss, once as well.
We would get buried and hear what our loved ones think of us and our eulogy.
We would see what kind of legacy we have left behind.
We would talk to angels and archangels and understand their uncanny humor, and laugh with them. They would tell us all the times they held their heads with both wings and should it in disbelief watch our behavior or all the times they had to jump in to save us from ourselves. And we would feel the miracle of life. We would feel the light and see our we can be better in every way.
And then, we would get a second chance to live. To live fully, to do what we love, to live life to the fullest. To love like we are dying. To forgive like we are dying. To eat, laugh, play, sing and dance, like we are dying.
To live everyday knowing that tomorrow doesn’t matter. That everything can improve all the time. To know that everything can change for the best in a second. To love ourselves as we love others. To forgive ourselves like we would like others to forgive us.
We would wake up to the second life loving twice as much, living twice as much, caring twice as much, doing what we are meant to do without a care in the world about making sense of it. And our children would smile, knowing we are happy.
Maybe some of us have already died once.
Maybe some would take that second life for granted just like the first.
I guess, it is all up to each and everyone of us to follow that path that make our heart sing, to never die with a song unsung, a love not given, a forgiveness not offered, a dream not realized, a mountain not conquered, a goal not conquered, and let go…
To live each day as it was the last. Because one day, it sure will be.
Inspired by the song: 10,000 Miles ( Fare Thee Well ) – Mary Chapin Carpenter
in the movie Fly Away Home…