The Final Frontier

What’s down the road in that next room?

Bob Jasper
Crow’s Feet

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Photo by Kento Hirasue on Unsplash

Some say the two greatest fears in life are public speaking and death. I don’t know much about either of them except that I was a Toastmaster for a while many years ago and have done a little public speaking.

The few times I’ve spoken before a group, I’ve felt those pre-performance “butterflies.” In fact, I was so afraid of public speaking as a child that I froze on stage and could not utter a word of the simple little poem I was to recite. That fear and memory have been with me ever since. It has taken a ton of work to overcome them.

What I know about death and dying I’ve learned from the accounts of others. No personal experience here, yet. It is an experience to come, so, I consider it the “Final Frontier.”

In the past decade or so, I’ve devoted many hours to reading accounts and watching videos by men and women who’ve had Near-Death Experiences. I’ve written about many of these accounts in a previous story:

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Bob Jasper
Crow’s Feet

My Muse is in hiding, but we cross paths from time to time. I think I gave the old guy too much grief. Maybe he quit without notice.