Sunday, June 28, 2009

Is Death A Big Coincidence?

Grandma always told me that death came in 3's. Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcet, and Ed McMahon are only a few of the big name celebrities that we know of that has died this week. Around the world people are grieving and are in such sorrow, anger, and are having a multitude of mixed emotions about not just who have gone on, but about death itself. My sister sent me something via text..."James Brown-Dec. 25th, Aalyiah-Aug. 25th, Left Eye-April 25th, and now Michael Jackson-June 25th". At the end of the text it had a question. The question said, "Coincidence or not"? Now I find myself wondering that very exact question.

I was watching a scene from one of my favorite movies of all time today, Meet Joe Black I think that Anthony Hopkins shine in this movie. The movie is about a character meeting death and death wanting to experience life before he takes his reap. I think that in this movie even Death knew that in order to understand itself, that it must understand life. Even Death, in this movie, needed to know its purpose and reason for being.

In elementary school, we all learned that all living things must satisfy their basic needs for water, food, living space, and stable internal conditions to survive. What we didn't learn in school, but by a sudden loss in our own lives, is that everyone will die one day. It isn't something that you can expect, you can't necessarily plan your own death, it just occurs. Whether you are sick, have a heart attack, or is killed by some random or not-so-random act of violence, death will occur.

I have seen so many blogs pop up about Michael Jackson -The Legend. Many fans are mad at the doctors, worried about who will get the children, etc. I see so many gossip sites making so many assumptions and monetizing this sad occurrence. What did you do for Michael Jackson or whomever we've lost before they died? Did we show signs of appreciation and love while they were alive? Or is the reason why people are so angry is because we have so many, what if's?

Death is just a natural right of passage. You can't try to understand, get angry at it, or place blame. Its going to occur whether we want it to or not. The only thing that we need to do is show appreciation and love for those that are here right now! In other words, don't blame Death, enjoy life right now!

There is one quote the Anthony Hopkins made about love in Meet Joe Black that is the meaning of life and death - "
Love is passion. Obsession. Someone you can't live without. Someone you fall head over heels for. Find someone you can love like crazy, and will love you the same way back. Listen to your heart. No sense in life without this. To make the journey without falling deeply in love, you haven't lived a life at all. You have to try, because if you haven't tried, then you haven't lived."