Friday, June 26, 2009

Words of Death

The news is swarming with information on the deaths of several famous people, The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, our favorite Charlie's Angel Farrah Fawcett, and a late-night legend Ed Mcmahon. As I listen to various news reports and commentaries, it dawns on me that we have a problem addressing death.
In most of the reports I listened to, the word died was not used at all, however, all three people did just that, they died. I heard, the terms, "passed away" "untimely passing", expired", "moved on", "gracefully exited", and the list goes on, or the silliness I should say.
Folks, when a person dies, it's simply put, they DIED! They are not coupons or food, therefore, they do not "expire". When one dies, they are gone forever, they haven't "moved on", they're not one of your ex's that no longer desire to be in your presence.
Let's talk about the term "untimely passing"... First, when has death been timely? And where is the clock that keeps this time? I'm not even going to touch the word "passing", that's just too easy!
I heard one media personality say regarding Farrah Fawcett, that her "time had come", again, where is the F&8K!#G clock!! Man what will happen if it malfunctions! I'm nervous just thinking about the battery dieing in this thing!
It was said that Mr. Mcmahon "gracefully exited" this life, well now... I curious as to if this mean he did a beautiful ballet dance while dying or if he complimented everyone he saw just before he died. Come on people, grow up! We are born, we live, and we die! We don't gracefully pass on in an untimely manner!
Nothing to ponder here people, just facts.

Beyond "I Don't Care"

If you've ever had a person or a situation that was your proverbial "thorn in the side", then you've experienced the journey of getting passed the tough times and reaching the "I don't care" space. It seems like an impossible task when faced with it, but it absolutely possible.
But... What about being beyond "I don't care"? Yes, I think this space exists. It's one thing to not care about someone or something anymore, but MAN, the BEYOND, I don't care feeling is just plain awesome!
I dawned on me while having a conversation the other day, that not only had I gotten over the rough spot and was able to not care, but I had actually surpassed that space altogether! Where this issue was concerned, my mind had elevated to a level that had allowed me to not even realize that I didn't care, I had simply removed the very existence of my prior issue. This is what I call beyond "I don't Care", being able to engage with something or someone on a limited or as needed basis, without fully allowing them into your mental space, and immediately dismissing it or their existence the moment the interaction is over.
There are no reflecting thoughts, no walks down memory lane, nothing; You have an interaction, handle what ever business is necessary, and BAM, they/it no longer exists anymore... Again!
In my opinion getting beyond I don't care is far better than just not caring... For you to ponder.