You may recall this title from the films produced in 2007 and 2010, but this is not

a comedy. I wish it was, but it's not. Today I realized something about funerals. I don't know if you ever pulled this conclusion, however what I saw today, I saw it in many other occasions related to death but that's the simplest thing to conclude: We bring death to a funeral. All the crying, all the eyes laden with tears, all the sadness that surrounds the entire ritual. We feel the loss, we know we do. Although sometimes we don't understand it nor accept it. Sometimes we just want to fight it with all our strength with the feeling and the situation itself. At the end, it's useless. All the sad faces and the crying eyes don't make us go back in time. They won't let us live again what and where we wanted. The soldiers of fate came and did their job. Too soon sometimes. Too late in other times. But then again, we know how this thing goes. We are born, we live and we die in the end. That's Nature's law. We all know that. Well, at least we should. So, why? Why the sadness? why the hysteria? We should always pay our respects. That's a matter of good manners and education. But calmly. Peacefully. Death - the act of dying; the end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital

functions of an organism. That's a pretty definition. The end of life. The total permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism. I want to know where is the part that says "attached comes pain and suffer". I've checked. It doesn't. You can check it for yourself, if you'd like to. So why should we take to the funeral even more pain and sorrow? Why should we be the ones who make it harder on ourselves and to others? This is not math; this is psychology or some shit. Life's not linear as we would like it to be. It can be tremendously harsh on you, and you're only chance to survive is to react and fight back. We have to look at life as a wave. Coming and going. Until someday, the wave will be bigger, and it'll keep coming and coming until it destroys all our plans and beliefs. Yes, and one of those times, after the wave leaves us with the wreckage of its past, someone dies. And instead of going to the funeral enraged and revolted, we should take one last look at the sea. Quiet. Peaceful. Harmonious. Watch the waves. Coming and going, as normal. There's the time to understand the complexity of life, making death not only something we have to cope with but also something that we must deal for the rest of our lives.

 

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