15th July was the death anniversary of Naseem. May her soul rest in peace. (Do read my last year’s post : Naseem is no More)
Naseem’s death looks like it was only yesterday. In fact it looks like she is still around. Her sweet smile is so real in my heart.
COVID has been around for a while and I have been at home for 4 months now. So much has happened and nothing has happened! Journey has all been within. And it has been some journey! This period has been God sent for me – I am more alive and am more aware than I ever was!
Why has COVID created so much fear? Is sickness and death something new? Don’t thousands of people die all over the world everyday even otherwise?
Naseem died so very young. My wife died young. A dear nephew of mine died young. My parents lived well into their 90s and they were together for 71 years! And this despite the trauma and heartburn of partition. A sister of mine has lived most of her married life in and out of hospitals and in a couple of years she would celebrate her 60th wedding anniversary- God willing 🙏
That is life and we know so little about it! Some die young and some die old. Some lead happy, healthy and joyous lives and some are born sick.
Many cultures, societies and even some religions believe that we have no control over life and death. The moment we are born the date and time and how we shall die is fixed. So why are we so afraid of Corona?
I believe only those are afraid to die who have never really lived. Those who truly live are never afraid of death. And only those who lack faith are the ones who fear death more. Death remains the only certainty in this uncertain world, but why die everyday!
Corona has saved thousands of deaths by road accidents alone in my city and my country due to lockdown. Must be so in other countries too. I believe the person whose time has come is going to go. The cause could be an accident, normal flu, any other disease or Corona.
We should and we must take common sense measures but not be afraid of Corona.
We should and must make lifestyle changes and build our immunity but not be afraid of death.
We must think about death and make friends with it rather than not understand it and be afraid of it.
Whole of life is cyclic. Nothing lasts. Life and death are two sides of the same coin. And it is only death that really gives meaning to life. If there was no death would life have any meaning at all! We should rather embrace life than be fearful of death.
Don’t take life so seriously my friend. It is just a dream😸
I eat when I am hungry. I drink when I am thirsty. I sleep when I am sleepy. And if heavens don’t fall I will surely live till I die 🤡
You may like to read my other posts on Corona:
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