…all endings trigger a massive cache of emotional roller-coaster-ing, re-imagining and re-visiting of our lives. Digging into psychology, philosophy & theology – what you are in fact staring at is a door not just suddenly slammed, but one that has vanished entirely. These doors of possibility – even when we have broken up, married another, had children – all doors of possibility somehow, psychologically, are corners which sit in our brain as a counter to the Ending of death. They are – again, BECAUSE the only one inevitable Truth is death – a form of self-preservation. A fight against the inescapable. A means of survival, imagined. A false sense of maybe perhaps possible control over everything over which we have no control.
Now. If you find yourself still thinking ‘what-if’ about your marriage in six months from today, then perhaps this death has served as a spotlight on the things in your marriage which need attention and fixing. It is on you to pay attention and to be mindful of this.
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