For those of you too young to remember it, I COULND’T SLEEP A WINK LAST NIGHT was a popular song many years back, and I thought it appropriate to this very belated Blog. And just to prove I am willing to do some research , the song was written in 1943.
(Thank you Siri)
Anyway, what kept me awake was the fairly pervasive thought that when we all go to heaven – which, in itself, doesn’t seem all that likely- we will be reunited with our most loved person(s) and pets.
Quite frankly, I love the idea.
But there is a problem. What happens when YOUR favorite person is someone else’s favorite person?
Or suppose you are someone like Mahatma Ghandi? No doubt you are beloved by milions. Can you imagine how tired you would get flitting through heaven for all eternity determined to keep all your worshipers happy?
Well, first of all I suppose is the fact that when you’re in heaven you don’t get to be worshipped unless you are God, and God can be as many beloveds as H/She decides to be
So back to individuals.
Most of us would cite our parents, husbands or wives, children etc. Unfortunately, they, especially the children, have gone on to be husbands and wives to other adoring people.
So who gets the girl at the end of the movie?
There are those who say that we are dealing with the essence of the person and apparently essence has no boundaries so you can split up as many tmes as you are needed.
OOOPS! I see a definite problem here. Suppose the one you adore spends more time with someone else than with you? Wouldn’t you hate that?. Or, worse yet, when one of the essences who wants to share YOUR essence is someone you only pretended to love on earth and now you are stuck with them forever because you did such a good job of convincing the person of your earthly love?
Sometimes I think heaven and hell have a lot in common.
However, YOU need not loose sleep over this as I did because I have followed the thread of reason to a solution.
ADAM AND EVE!
How much further can we reduce our essence than to that joyous couple, who were created for the purpose….I’m guessing now…of fulfilling God’s plan for the world.
And they are still the best example of undying love available to (wo)mankind. And according to all the paintings I’ve ever seen, they were a perfect pair…good looking, slim, well endowed in al physical aspects. And so in love they never even bothered with clothes…just an occasional fig leaf.
Now THAT sounds heavenly!
Just what a writer needs to read. Thank you!