What is Death? (Attempt 4)

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I sit in the café.

Thinking about doing thing.

Even when I do nothing.

I always think of doing things.

And the more things I do.

The more I need to do as well.

Oh, I am tired.

Sitting down alone now.

Waiting for everything to end.

Doing nothing.

Oh, now I understand what death is.

Not a destruction of life.

But a reminder.

Of what life truly is…

What is Death? (Attempt 3)

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I woke up to-day.

I woke up at one o’clock.

I dreamt of opening a door.

At one o’clock.

And then I woke up.

I was alive.

But for one moment.

I was dead.

Amazed by one thing.

Thinking only of one thing.

Not being able to understand.

Oh, how can I know life?

How can I ever feel death?

It is one o’clock!

What is Death? (Attempt 2)

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I was swimming the other day.

And when I submerged my head under the water…

Right below the blistering sun.

I felt it.

I heard nothing.

I sensed nothing.

But me.

And while I floated on the water. Everything was clear. Only nothingness exists. And we foolo our selves that things do exist. By interpreting the noise of our senses for meaning.

There is nothing to see.

And yet, we see things.

It is not death we are afraid of.

But the terror of empty life.

Still, we cry when we die.

Logical isn’t it?

You also cried when you were brought to life…

What is Death? (Attempt 1)

What is Death? An attempt to answer the unanswerable…

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The greatest of questions.

We do not care about what life is.

As long as we avoid death.

We do not know what life is.

But we pretend we know death.

One word.

I try to find one word.

To describe what death is.

What does it mean.


Now that my life is ending…

I believe I understand.

There is no death.

(There was no life either…)

Then why do you cry daddy?

Four coincidences that show there is more in life than what we see… (?)

Four weird coincidences showing that there could be more than meets the eye…

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In science it is often said that one anti-paradigm is enough to refute a theory.

Well, in that case one of the extreme coincidences documented below would be enough to refute our idea that life is ‘just’ what we see…

Without further adieu, let us start.

Coincidence no. 1: Richard Parker

In the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Edgar Allan Poe’s only complete novel, there is a shipwreck. Following a mutiny and a monster storm, two heroes of the novel, Augustus and Pym find themselves in charge of the ship’s battered remains, accompanied by just two others, Dirk Peters and Richard Parker. Facing death by starvation, they draw lots to see who will be eaten by the others. Richard Parker loses… But what is the coincidence here? Well, many years after the novel was published, a shipwreck happened. And guess what… They ate a man called… Richard Parker as it was mentioned in the novel! (source)

Coincidence no. 2: The prediction of Titanic

Many decades before the disaster of Titanic, two novels were published that had extreme resemblance to the true story of the Titanic and its sinking. The description of the ship and its sinking are very accurate as well as the reason many passengers drowned (lack of life boats). Not to mention that the name of the boat in one of these novels was… Titan! Or that the author of the other book dies in the shipwreck of the… Titanic many years after he wrote his novel and after living a life during which we was afraid he would drown. (source)

Coincidence no. 3: The church choir

That is one of the most extraordinary examples of coincidences that was mentioned by Carl Jung. In particular, at 7:25pm on Wednesday 1 March 1950 a church was demolished by an explosion in Beatrice. By a weird twist of fate, all fifteen members of the choir who were all supposed to be in the church during the time of the explosion (and who all used to be punctual) were not there. For fifteen different reasons, each one of them were late and, thus, escaped the blast! (source)

Coincidence no. 4: The dream…

Hall of Fame boxer Sugar Ray Robinson backed out of a fight because he had seen a dream the previous day. He explained the boxing commission that in that dream he stroke his opponent so hard and he killed him, so he did not want to play the match. A priest and a minister managed to convince Ray to fight after all. Ray fought and during the game he hit his opponent like in his dream and, like in his dream, Ray killed the other boxer, Jimmy Doyle. (source)

What does this mean?

I do not know what these coincidences mean. But I do know that they mean something. They could mean that there is something more than what we currently sense in life. They could mean that we have a poor understanding of how the cosmos works behind the scenes. Or, well, they could be just… coincidences highlighting our mania to believe in patterns – thus posing questions about other patterns we see in the world.

Yet, this does not mean that we should not care. The things that are weird and not easily explainable are quite the most interesting things to think of. Scientists not investigating more such coincidences (and there are many more of these – we just selected four for this short article) clearly shows many things. People are usually happy to stay where they are, attach to what they know and build on paths they have already seen in front of them.

In astronomy we used to believe we know almost everything.

Until we learnt that what we saw did not count even for the 10% of the cosmos…

Similarly, we should investigate life…

You never know what wonders or terrors lie beyond our very nose…

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