Being as a verb-repost from 2010
by Albert 1

# 1. 3/14/10 7:19 AM by little john
thumbsup.gif Past, Present, Future of being one of many.
From "Tuesday's With Morrie" I remember the parable about the little wave seeing other waves crashing on the shore.
And he said to another wave, oh dear,
(or something to that effect),

(I would have said, "OH SH--",)

LOOK, we are all going to crash.

But the other wave said,
"Yes, WE ARE all going to crash,
We are all waves in the ocean.
But WE ARE all part of the ocean."

I was a wave. (of the hand)
I am presently headed for shore. (most surely)
I will be remembered for my spirit. (not my body)

Being as a verb...v-err-bee--5-err-bee..
the five people you meet in heaven...
another book by Mitch Albom

The 5 People You Meet in Heaven is a novel by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom. It recounts the life and death of a simple yet dignified old man, Eddie. After dying in a freak accident, Eddie finds himself in heaven where he encounters five people who have significantly affected his life, whether he realized at the time or not. Mitch Albom dedicates the book to his uncle Edward Beitchman. He says that he wants people like his uncle who felt unimportant here on earth to realize, finally, how much they mattered and how they were loved.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a 1997 non-fiction novel by American writer Mitch Albom.

It tells the true story of sociologist Morrie Schwartz and his relationship with his students. Both the film and the book chronicle the lessons about life that Mitch learns from his professor, who is dying.

Thanx John, just musin' and ramblin'

Editor's Note: More MUSIc to my ears!

You could teach the course I never needed called "Reading is fun"

# 2. 3/14/10 9:13 AM by little john
thumbsup.gif Reading is fundamental. FUN;FUNDED BY MENTAL

Editor's Note: i consider it the most important subject taught in school.

# 3. 12/24/16 11:17 AM by lj - mm
thumbsup.gif Thank you for reposting this column. In rereading the comments I saw the reference I made to the 5 people you meet in heaven...

I re researched some of that and the link is well worth reading...

"It is because the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect. That death doesn't just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed." [31] "Sacrifice is a part of life. It's supposed to be. It's not something to regret. It's something to aspire to. Little sacrifices. Big sacrifices." [32] "...that each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." [33]

Editor's Note: The acceptance of physical death as a natural and normal process is part of my core belief system. Learning more about Spirit on the other hand is one of my major undertakings.

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