quinta-feira, 9 de junho de 2011

Farewell note

To my friends, to my family, to my loved ones:

Being afraid to die has haunted me since I was old enough to understand what death is, but by now I've already made peace with the fact that it's an essential part of life. That's a relief.

When I'm old and ill, don't let me go staring at a white, sterile ceiling of a hospital room. Please take me outside. Take me somewhere I've never been, if at all possible. Let me feel the warmth of the sun in my wrinkled skin for the last time and let me see the wind blowing in the leaves of a tree. Let me hear some music.

Please don't ask me to stay, because by then I'll have stayed enough in this world. There's no need to be afraid. I won't be, I promise. If tears come down my face, don't be sad, as they won't be tears of sorrow or angst. They'll be tears of joy and gratitude for a life filled with love.

I won't have any regrets. I'll be proud of myself for doing the right thing (most of the times, anyway). I hope you are too. I'm certain I'll be proud of you and I'll be sure to let you know that.

I'll keep my calm, as usual. I believe in karma and in many things that I probably shared with you throughout these years. If I'm right, we'll meet again soon in the next life, wether it's here or in another world.

Thank you all for everything. I love you.


2 comentários:

Gabriela Ribeiro disse...

We are not the body, we are not the emotions, we are not the thoughts, we are not even the mind. These are instruments of the soul. Only the body will die, we are the soul. Beautiful piece, congrats! Love,

Gisele Faria disse...

I believe we are afread of death specially because that`s when we really thing about what we`ve done trough life... As we are watching it so carefully and as love is already around us, there will be no reason to be afraid... only to celebrate!Happy for you... and for your achievements!