Good-bye…it’s so permanent when we say it to those who have passed over to another existence. Where does the soul really go? Does it wait for loved ones to join them on the other side before moving on? Move on to where, an unknown resort in an unknown sky?
I can see now why man created religion, it explains the unexplainable and settles the mind. It is reassuring to believe our spirit will live on forever to frolic in the sweet-scented fields of the after-world.
In truth, none of us know for certain what happens in the great beyond. We only know today and the miles of yesterdays we’ve already traveled through. So for now, I will drink my morning coffee, smile at the birds collecting breakfast from the lawn and take comfort in knowing where I am today.