Time and Tarnish?

I am grateful to have bumped into an author writing about the very things that most interest me (death, for instance); who is lampooning the lengths to which people will whistle past The Impending Loom. His main character ruminates in ways like this:

“As for the wider question of age, and mortality: no, he didn’t think he felt a panic at the shutting of the doors. But maybe he hadn’t yet heard their hinges creak loudly enough.”

I, too, have heard the hinges creaking and so, I choose not to whistle as I skate on ice that may seem thick, but is not. A song I sing contains the lyrics, “She cried, Oh Willy, don’t murder me; I’m not prepared for eternity.”

The author I am talking about is Julian Barnes, who openly admits, “I’m not trying to spin you a story; I’m trying to tell you the truth.” Pontius Pilate asked, “What is truth?” but Jesus said, “I am the truth…”

All this brings to a question to my mind: Can we (mere mortals) be prepared for eternity? Chime in if you care to share. FYI, this image was posted on Twitter.

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1 Comment on “Time and Tarnish?

  1. Wow, where you find this material. You are amazing and God so uses you to produce these mind teasers

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