The new year came and went,
he told no one but he knew that this would be his last ,
when a colleague died suddenly of a heart attack,
Morrie went to his funeral,
came home depressed.
“what a waste” he said.”all those people saying such beautiful things and irv never got to hear any of it”.
had a better idea;he called a few friends ,fixed a date and organised his ,’living funeral’
This is inspired from the book called “Tuesdays with Morrie” by the author (Mitch Albom) which was gifted to me by my professor and head Dr Panchal.
the idea of a living funeral appealed to me to a large extent,
the idea is analogous to farewells we conduct ,
to many ideas at the social networking sites like,testimonials(orkut) and the recent saraaha (or whatever).
what draws my attention more is that why do we need funerals,what i ponder upon is that man being the social animal is always in search of an approval or rejection from others(positive or negative game) which is always preferred to indifference.
I feel therefore,we need to learn to be appreciative .
to express feelings,emotions,desires,opinions whenever given an opportunity.
to express love and gratitude before all the energy gets wasted.
you will get time to watch that video tomorrow as well But,u will not be able to appreciate your mothers food tomorrow,
you will get time to play candy crush tomorrow But, not be able to see the joy on your fathers face when u tell him you are proud of him.
you will be able to click that selfie anytime you want ,but, u will miss your husbands grin tomorrow when he is frustrated with his work.
you will be able to scroll Facebook tomorrow but ,you will definitely miss the opportunity of telling your sibling how you appreciate their BEING after they leave for college.
you will miss your friends
and definitely you will not be able to pat your doggie once he dies …
and death is but the ultimate separation,
So before we become ‘brimmed’ with regret let us talk to each other ,appreciate each other .dedicate poems to each other,sing and dance for each other,
because we have very less time…