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    I have always considered myself a "dead is dead" kind of person--unable to believe in anything i couldn't see.  However, after my dad died, there were a few things that happened that left a door open in my mind to greater possibilities.  

    I don't think I have been one to denigrate the belief system of others, but it's possible I have in the past.  Your comment makes me pause and reflect on my own behavior.

    I thank you for that.

    There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.

    by puzzled on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 06:52:41 PM PDT

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    •  I would like to tell a short story. (8+ / 0-)

      My wife's nephew was one of the (29, if I recall correctly) Seals that died when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. No information had yet been released about it, but here in the States his dad was intending to go to a family event which had been a decades-long custom - except that, this year, he just didn't feel like going. He wouldn't say why. He would have been gone the next day, at the event, had he followed his original plan. Instead, he was home when the death notification team knocked on his door. He opened it and said, "Come in."

      "I've been waiting for you."

      We don't know what lies beyond, but, surely, it seems there must be something more than nothing.

      Your black cards can make you money, so you hide them when you're able; in the land of milk and honey, you must put them on the table - Steely Dan

      by OrdinaryIowan on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:39:36 PM PDT

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