Doesn't everyone think like I do? My dishes, and eternity ...
Friday, July 12, 2019
Doesn't everyone think like I do?
I chipped a dish the other day. I wanted to throw it out, but my wife wanted to keep it, just in case we still needed it. So I put it at the bottom of the stack. I'll use all the other ones first before that one. You almost never get to it as the other ones on top get used, washed and put back on top.
Still that last chipped dish at the bottom is always nagging me, even if I never get to it.
Then my thoughts drift. Won't all the dishes eventually be broken? I may be dead and long gone, but they will fall in someone else's hand, or get thrown in the garbage and chip ... something is sure to happen eventually right, maybe in a landfill, crushed somehow?
Then my thoughts drift even further. Perhaps, just perhaps a dish will survive unbroken until the end of the universe. The sun will burn out in about 5 billion years, turn into a red giant, consuming Mercury, Venus and Earth, after that just cool down. Then comes the heat death of the universe. For my dishes to survive that ... maybe they have a better chance if I bury them in the back yard, away from human eyes. Yes, yes, not a great chance, but a better chance.
I think I'll start with that one chipped dish, bury it in the backyard, and imagine that until the end of time it suffers no further damage. Just don't tell my wife about how I think about things, ... and don't tell her about that chipped dish.
Doesn't everybody think like I do?