“When a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist.”
– Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
Sure when we die we can’t talk to people anymore. They can’t see us. Nor can we see them. But this should not diminish the times we had together. Or the possibility of the times in the future where we could see each other again. Those times are just as real as the present. Time is an illusion, that makes us grow old, makes us early and late and sometimes, rarely, on time. It gives us wrinkles, and sickness…
But time gives us memories and love and family and health and hope. So next time you look at your watch or you hear about someone’s funeral remember, remember, remember, that you are in the present now and whatever happens or happened is too, happening.