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Today's prompt is as follows:
There are lots of mysteries out there in the world. The Bermuda Triangle. Bigfoot. Why people are so fascinated with the Kardashians. But the thing that I find to be the most mysterious is death.
I mean, I know it's morbid, but do you ever sit and think about what it means that eventually you will cease to exist? New Presidents will be elected, flying cars will be invented, twerking will be banned - and you won't be there to experience it. That, frankly, is mind-blowing to me. All we've known since the moment we were born is life with us in it. So when I try to sit and think about what it would feel like to not be here anymore, I can't. My mind just goes into shutdown mode and I have to quickly think of something else.
Don't get me wrong - it's not so much that I'm afraid of death. I know it happens to everyone at some point. I guess it's just that I can't grasp something that I've never ever experienced. It's not something I can ask someone about, because once you're dead, that's it. No more phone calls. No texts to say, "oh hey, this death stuff is pretty cool, you should check it out when you get here" or "nope, this blows, 1 star on Yelp". It's not something I can read about because dead people can't write their own stories. The only way to find out about it is to die. Doesn't that seem crazy to you?
What happens when you die? What does it feel like? Are you aware of what is happening? If you're a religious person, you may say that you go to Heaven. Or you see a bright light and angels. If you're not a religious person, you may say that nothing happens. Your body stops functioning and that's it, end of story. Either way, none of us knows who is right.
Anyway, this was a depressing post, sorry guys. But it's definitely something that boggles my mind. To me, it's the ultimate mystery. One that can't be solved by the final pages of a book or in the final scenes of a movie. We just won't know until we know.
What do you find to be mysterious? Don't be shy, we won't bite. Come share. We're dying to hear about it. Eh? Eh? Too much? OK, I'll stop. Ciao!
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