Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A time to die

Wow7: The transient beauty of time

Funerals are always a time of reflection for me. I experienced a moment of truth while following the hearse to the Mandai crematorium. The truth is that the hearse is never in a hurry. At its appointed time, it sets off from its departure place carrying its client to its pre-determined destination. To bring out the full contrast of the situation will be to compare a hearse to an ambulance. An ambulance is always in a hurry because it is about preserving life. But when the time has come to die, when life has given its place to rest, the nature of time has changed.

I just taught a bunch of people to seize the day. Thank God for his lesson to rest and pray.


^Faith^ said...

What is a hearse??? The chu bing car?

Siow Hwee said...

Yes, when in doubt, use Wikipedia.