Dearly Departed. . .

The Daily Prompt today is to write a eulogy for oneself. And the blogger, in all good conscience, cannot resist such a grave challenge. All that is required to “get started” is to look out the window at the snow and notice that the jet stream has managed to bring the arctic into our backyard. It is cold as death not five feet away.

Cold as hell!  A contradictory notion.  And so we begin.

The blogger has left us dear friends. But he was not too bummed out about going somewhere else. He was happy, for example, to now have the opportunity to haunt his ex-wife whenever he feels like it. He also told me that he wanted to buzz a few UFO’s, scare the crap out of them the way they terrified him from time to time. And, of course, he is looking forward to meeting God and asking him a few questions. For instance, he would like to know why God allowed Bill Buckner to play first base for the Boston Red Sox during the 1986 World Series. And, if there is time, he would also ask Him why he doesn’t make their brain explode when someone says, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you”.

Our friend could be generous at times. Most of you probably did not know that he donated his body to science long ago. There was this biology student back in his college days who was really hot. He also spent years working with those in need and actually gave some of them shelter for several nights.

He was always an optimist. Because, he said, he had a choice and it would be really dumb to go the other way and believe the world is as awful as it appears to be much of the time. I imagine that, right now, he’s enjoying the fact that he has actually been freed from himself; the near-sighted, fumbling, wrinkled body, and the introverted, forgetful mind. He’s more free to love, laugh and learn as he greets those he has missed for so long, including his grandparents and his dear mother.

He’s exploring the vistas of many astral worlds made of light and music. And he’s waiting to welcome the rest of his family and friends home. He’s planning, someday, to have a party and invite everybody!  Even Bill Buckner!

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