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  1. We are set off a-running, even before we can stand on our own. When time ceases to exist for us, we’ll find out who our master is. Until then, slaves to the grind for old Father Time, Mother Earth, and other kissing cousins (hehe).

    Again, beautiful stated. You set the bar so high that I’m searching for crumbs on the ground that don’t exists because they crumbled into bits of nothing before they could reach me.

    Your blog is by far my favorite. xx

    1. Thank you Eva dear – for your presence and compliments.

      Why devalue yourself and search for crumbs that elude you?
      Have you not thought that you search places, wrong
      For you, the table is set
      And you the mistress of your life
      No one, and I mean this sincerely Eva,
      No one, masters over you!

      Peace, luv and hugz,
      Eric

  2. Nice one Eric! I see two journeys… the one the physical body makes creating many things as it exits; the unknown journey our “essence” may or may not take, and we don’t find out the truth until it’s too late. My plan is to do the best I can while I’m here, and again if there is another run waiting.

    1. I tend to agree with your sentiments, Steve

      Do the best we can, here – and if there is another life – well, do the best again. In time, we’ll know. I don’t insist on having all the answers now and in this life.

      One thing is for sure – call it faith – I don’t think we are hamsters in a flywheel.

    2. I’m with you on the hamster thing! LOL
      I’ve occasionally wondered if we aren’t destined to keep coming back here until we get it right. ‘~’

  3. I am not concerned so much about death – though I am averse to pain. And I have no doubts about the goodness of God. What bothers me is the aridity of this life. Right now, I should know God better than I do. Let’s not wait until we are dead to find out what is real, and let’s not give up hope of knowing better today what we are all starving to know better.

    1. Hello Carroll.

      Many continue to seek, some are already convinced – the truth shall unfold and in good time, I reckon.

      Peace,
      Eric

  4. Eternal repose would be so boring, don’t you think? I’m sure our Father has something better in mind for us! My hopes for my own children go far beyond them forever resting.

    Your words are insightful and ring true, Eric.

    Blessings,
    Peg

    1. Eternal repose does sound boring – yet that’s what many believe and preach. Yes, we all wish for something infinitely better.

      Thank you Peg, and all good wishes,
      Eric

    1. Hello Rachna,

      Very true – in one sense it is never ending. Certainly not over for me too ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you for your visit,
      Eric

  5. Yes I find it difficult to accept the dogmatic athiest position you die and that’s the end of the line. There has to be something more and it has to be more than the popular conception of sitting on a cloud and strumming a harp. LOL. As you’ve observed in some of your current chapter speculations time has no meaning in space, its a concept based for us on the rotation of this earth, which is a dwarf among the heavenly bodies. We will know to a fuller extent what after life offers at that time.

    1. I too don’t subscribe to ‘nothingness’ – there must be more. But having said that – each to his/her own.

      The modern version is probably one of sitting on a cloud, in leathers and steel studs, body piercings and playing computer games ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sometimes I think that one life is tough enough, why go for re-run, let’s get through with this first. But I reckon that being human, we will get bored with the wings or the fiery furnace whichever we land ourselves in and then ask to come back for more. Just like the cycle of life, so the cycle of grumbling, moaning, protesting etc., begins. Sorry Eric, I must be grouchy today !!

  7. Challenging haiku, Eric, especially because its title is โ€œGenesisโ€ and not โ€œRevelationโ€. ๐Ÿ™‚ Considering all thoughts and possibilities of the hereafter, and that we are still alive and kicking on this planet, all the more reason for us to cherish and enjoy each breathing moment while on earth.

    1. Yes, Dee, it was a little deliberate – in the theme Cycle of Life —- you know the rest ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, best to make the best while on earth. That leaves open the definition of ‘best’ – that takes Faith to recognise, I reckon.

  8. Dear Eric,

    Yes! To pass into portals of infinity would indeed be a thrilling ride. Why stop at one short, simple life when many others await our earthly demise? What planes of existence are there where we can gambol and glissade with abandon in the gloaming of the Universe?

    Once again an exceptional 17-syllable production, three lines of exquisite words that speak of excitement and enchantment. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your haiku prompted one from me:

    Nascency

    A last breath escapes
    Ascension to another realm
    Endless thresholds dawn.

    Thank you for an eloquent and revealing poem. They remain a pleasure to read.

    Take care,
    Paul
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Dear Paul,

      Thank you for this comment – always well thought out and with obvious marks of having invested time and effort.

      I believe we are on the same page re our beliefs on the afterlife. As you know, much of it seeps into my Fallen Grace series.

      Appreciate your kind words about my haiku. I love your haiku too – succinct.

      Warmest and best,
      Eric
      P/s I don’t post daily, as I used to – because, posting is easy but I also prefer to give due consideration to all who visit and give me their time. Hopefully, in a another couple of months, the pressure eases.

  9. I really don’t think what ‘lies beyond’ is really that much of a mystery, I think we make more of it than is necessary, and that it’s as familiar as sleeping. Just my thoughts.
    Peace to you Eric
    Ishaiya

  10. Wonderful haiku, Eric, always something for us to think about and I would like to hope that a new journey will begin…I’m in no hurry for the finish line, though, so we’ll just have to find out when the timing is right. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you a peaceful, happy Tuesday! xx

    1. Same here – not ready to breast the tape – just yet ๐Ÿ™‚

      I sincerely believe, a new journey awaits me and am looking forward to it – but all in good time.

      Peace,
      Eric

  11. Who knows for sure?.. We all hold to our personal beliefs, Eric, one way or another we’ll find out for sure…… You said it perfectly, and I am a great believer in ‘do unto others’ .. xPenx. …

    1. Very true, Penny G – one way or the other.

      ‘…do unto others…’ definitely not my words, but I can’t think of any other mantra better suited to live by.

      Peace and luv,
      Eric

    1. You do have a blog filled with positives. Not at all surprising that you won the Super Sweet Blogger Award. Congratulations, Coach.

      Thank you for passing this on my way. Much appreciate this ๐Ÿ™‚

      All good wishes,
      Eric

  12. Starting over sounds like a second chance, but the uncertainty of what we will return as, makes it less appealing ๐Ÿ˜€ Wouldn’t it be great if we did get second chances to right all our wrongs!!!
    Daniel should know by now……

    1. That’s a thought and you could be right, Mikels – no one promised us answers now, did they?

      Hmmm, didn’t think of that – thank you, Eric ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yep, it did… and so did I ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s good to be home, though…. Got a good idea of what else I want to see over there, and saw a lot of pretty country, met some really friendly ffolkes…. Found out I’m really getting too old for long plane rides in an economy coach seat… My back just isn’t up to it any more…. SIGH… Being old is getting old, for sure…. ๐Ÿ˜†

    1. Oh, my dear – if a stiff engineer such as moi can do it – anyone can do it. Try it – its not as difficult as it looks and don’t let the purists discourage you. I’ve had people criticise my limericks and typos – water on ducks back, I say ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Very true, Soumya dear – who knows what dice is being shaken and waiting to roll on the other side – is Life but a chance? We’ll know for sure, soon enow.

    1. I don’t mind sitting on clouds – but man, them white gowns and plastic wings (made in China) – they really get me. I don’t mind the ones made in Japan or Korea ๐Ÿ˜†

    1. Hello Cat,

      Thank you and like everyone, I love being loved ๐Ÿ™‚

      You know my blog (rules) – I state my views and others are welcome to state their views. It’s always refreshing to hear what others think.

      The caveats – don’t criticise the views of others (inlcuding mine), don’t quote some dead guy as though that is the last word on the subject – and no quotes from any holy book!

      Freedom – Written Words Never Die style ๐Ÿ™‚

      Peace and luv dear,
      Eric

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