This is a story about a mother and her five-month old. They were out running around their neighborhood and she had to stop to catch her breath.
But of course she forgot to ask them to stop, so the five-month old accidently gets run over by a car.
The car was a ’70 Chevy with a bad muffler that could probably be fixed with a blow torch. The mother was a little more concerned about the three kids in the backseat. Her son was five and a half, her daughter was three, and the youngest was just a few months old. She thought it was a good idea to wait for them to return before taking them to the doctor. But she missed them so much, she had to make a quick decision.
The mother, who is a little older, is the mother of the five-month-old, who was in the backseat. So she was the one who needed to make a call. She asked the doctor on duty if the doctor could meet her at the hospital with the kids, and the doctor said yes. She left a message for the doctor to call her back, so the doctor could return after his shift.
So she waited, and waited and waited. Finally, the doctor did come, and she was there to meet him. He came to the hospital, and as they were talking the mother and the kids were crying, and the doctor said, “Do you want to know why I was late? Well, I’m not the only one. Her mom left a message, and she was looking for you to have a chat with her.
When we think about the reason for our lives, it’s not that we think about things that are actually happening. It’s more that the time between them is not even the same as the time between the moment we wake up and the moment we go to bed. We are our own clock.
That is what I think about when I think about things like death and life, and why I am here, what I want to know is why I am here. Its not about what happens, its more about when we were supposed to die, and what happened when we did. There is no such thing as a “before” or “after”, only a “this is what happened”.
The idea of “a moment that was supposed to happen” is in fact a very common one. It is the idea that has always been there in the first place, and in fact, is one of the most frequently used in stories. You can see the same idea in many TV shows. A person is supposed to die in a particular way.
But the point is that there is no before because we are here now, and there is no after because we are not here anymore. We were supposed to die in the past, but that is not yet the past. This is what is happening now. You can see this in many movies, and much like in TV shows, the idea of what happens next is constantly in the forefront of the plot.
Now, what is interesting about this is that it’s in the lines between fiction and reality that we have the ability to view the future. In the past, it was the TV show, or something like it, that told us what would happen next. In the present, we have the Internet.