Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tis wondrous strange indeed..

A few months after Pam's accident Ron and I started watching anything we could lay our hands on about the Afterlife.  It was comforting.  My friend Terry introduced me to her meditation class too.  I went there with her once a week.  She thought it might help with the pain.  And it did for a while.  But one night I told the leader I had been overdosing on this afterlife material and she said, "You know the Buddha said all that is a waste of time as we don't know.  You'd be better to concentrate on your suffering in the here and now."  I wish I'd said what I wanted to say in that here and now moment which was, "Fuck the Buddha!"


Oh day and night, but this is wondrous strange!


And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.


  1. Have you heard about or seen the new film "Hereafter"?

  2. Yes! We went to see it on Pam's birthday. Cried my eyes out. I was very struck by it even though it's not one of Clint's best in my opinion...the tsunami did they film that?! I kept wondering why he'd chosen this material. Anyway we wanted to see another film but it had stopped playing so we saw this film instead... and it felt right.