“The Circle of Life”
Haaaaaakonaaaaaa Mattata , God I love this movie :)
I would like to start off this post by wishing you all a Happy and Blessed Eid :)
I really value ur comments on my blog and I’ll keep them in mind for the future, and I promises to try and write more to keep u guys interested :)
The summer is over and a new season has come, putting and end to wedding season which was at its peak this year. Honestly, I lost count of how many people I know got hitched the past few months! can I hear lelelelelelelelelelelelelelelelellelelelellelellelelelel (and ya , I can do it for real :P)
However, as happy of a time as it was, this happiness didn’t and couldn’t last forever :(
Unfortunately, we have entered DEATH SEASON. I’ve already been to 4 funerals so far, I just hope I don’t loose count of how many i've been and am going to go to this season!!!!!!!!!
I have noticed a trend a long the years; it starts off with a marriage period which is followed by a death period (God forbid) concluding with a period of having babies.
It’s all calculated actually and makes perfect sense. People get married, start making babies, then people pass a way to make room for the new blood to take over . Depressing But that’s the Circle of life, it’s a wheel of fortune!
Since this is the Season of Death, that’s going to be the topic of my post today. Very fitting considering that it’s Eid and everyone is so happy and joyful don’t u think ?!!
I though it would be nice of me to balance things out for u guys :P
To be more specific, this post is more about how we choose to live and conclude our lives rather than about death itself .
I’ve recently watched 2 back to back movies that I thought were romantic comedies and turned out to be movies about death and how some people choose to live their final day!
I highly recommend both but that’s the last time I request a genera instead of an actual movie!!!!!
The first movie was “2 weeks”, a brilliant piece about the last 2 weeks of a mother’s life that is diagnosed with cancer. Sally field who was amaaaaaaazing in this movie , chooses to use whatever time she has left to bring her family together and help them cope with her upcoming death while settling all her unfinished business.
Extremely moved and a bit depressed, I opted to watch another romantic movie “ Griffin & Phoneix” starring the bubbly Amanda Peet. (Caution, this movie is not for the weak hearted and rainy teary eyes is a very common side effect, and this is coming from a person that laughed through Titanic)!!!!!
It follows the life of Griffin, a man who has just found out that he has an advanced stage of cancer and that he has about a year left to live. While attending a lecture about death and what to expect, he meets phoenix. He conceals his illness from her and lives his final days with the love of his life. There is a twist in the movie which I’m not gonna share because I’m a decent person and anything but a SPOILER, unlike some people who deserve to get their tongues cut out!
These movies got me thinking… and all sorts of questions started popping in my head; when is it gonna be my time to go, how will I go, will I know when and do I really wanna know? ( can’t stop singing , I need to know, I need to know …. Tell me baby cus I need to know……great now my hips can’t stop swinging)!
Back to the serious topic on hand, I did what I always do , I asked my friends and now I’m asking you : )
If you had the choice to know when you are going to die, would you want to know? (just to clarify , I don’t mean knowing well in advance, maybe a year or 2 before)
Personally, I would rather know to be prepared, mostly to repent my sins and live my final days doing good deeds and getting closer to God.
Not surprisingly, most of the people who opted to find out, of different faiths wanted to know for religious reasons as well.
“Do for your life as if your living forever and do for your afterlife as if your dying tomorrow” Most of us Muslims know that but do we really live by it like we should , not likely.
On the other hand, those who opted not to know, thought it would bee too depressing and frightening, and their final days would be lived as if they were already dead, something they definitely didn’t want any part of .
Different people choose to live their final days very differently, how would u choose to live yours ???