A better place. Yeah right!
You know that moment when a toddler asks where granny went and mum hopefully offers:
“She’s gone to a better place” Just hoping the toddler will leave it at that, well guess what, the first thing the toddler think is she’s gone to disneyland and will be back in a week or so.
Mostly a person grows out of the curiosity about death at about four years old. They come out with the view of death as a generally a bad thing to happen to you, or anyone you know and like. If it happens to anyone else you’re aloud to not care, unless this person was on .T.V, then you have to, unless it was a bad person. Man, I never realised that grieving had so many… rules. what if I want to feel sorry for some person I have never met, who happens to be on the other side of the
It’s hard enough getting along with the rules for every other situation, but when someone dies theres a full set of, extremely hard to understand, rules to help you through the process (more like hold you back).
Even worse everyone has their own spacial set of rules. Like how to act around a grieving mother or a grieving father. You to tell the mother that he/she was a kind, happy, easy going person, but your to tell the father that he/she was strong, but not stubborn, that he/she defended people with pride and never let anyone hold him/her back.
I must admit that an eleven year old thinking about death is kind of morbid, but I’m way to far into this blog post to back out now. Every time I think of it all the child hood questions comer rushing back. What happens after you die? Why do we die? Who is god? Does he live down the street, like auntie said? (My aunt really did say that god lives down the road)
What is with ‘gone to a better place’? I just don’t et it. When my goldfish died, my dad flushed it down the toilet and I really don’t see how the sewers can be a better place than his nice, clean glass bowl. Of corse you never know? There might be a secret city better than any place, with a hell of a lot of air freshener? Maybe.
Live wild people and don’t let the idea of death hold you back.