The After-What

When there is a catastrophic loss of life on the earth, you would think we would all remember. As some sort of significant day. But we don’t. I don’t, at least.

Those events have to be a major and disastrous loss of energy. I mean. We all know how it feels when we lose a person close to us. The devastation, the pain. Imagine if you would times that by the thousands. Or the millions.

Collectively, that would have to shift the Cosmos, I would think.

I only bring this up, because I just read that “on this date” in 1978, a major earthquake hit Tabar, Iran. It killed 25,000 people. Twenty-five thousand. Imagine all those families, and friends, and people with loved ones, accounting for that kind of pain and loss. I don’t have any recollection of this.

And this natural disaster doesn’t even come close to making the top of the “Losses of Life” list.

The top five are:

  1. July 1931. China Floods: 4,000,000
  2. September 1887. Yellow River Flood China: 2,000,000
  3. January 23, 1556. Shaanxi Earthquake China: 830,000
  4. November 12, 1970. Bhola Cyclone Bangladesh: 500,000
  5. November 26, 1839. India Cyclone India: 300,000

The top disaster in the United States, as far as I could find, was the Peshtigo Fire, in Wisconsin, in 1871. It killed approximately 1500.

Can you imagine if we lost 4 MILLION people in the United States, in one fell swoop, like the floods in China? I simply hope that such a thing never occurs in my lifetime. Here, or anywhere else on the BBB. Big Blue Ball.

And. I know, I know. We all have to leave our human bodies here at some point. And it is hard for us, because living is all we understand.

But there are certain things we can do to prolong our time. I found a neat-o Info-Graphic from BestHealth to give you some hints. It is below all of this. Spoiler Alert: If you go to a Dance Party, you have a 1 in 100,000 chance of dying. But if you stay home, by yourself, and play a Computer Game, you have a 1 in 100 million chance of dying. (Yes. Introverts rock.)

Yet, no matter what our physical body does, or does not do, it is my belief that the Spiritual Being is the long-lasting one. We should really take care of our Spirit-Selves, I think. I am not sure the logistics of how it happens, but I contend that we ALL go on. In some facet. In some degree.

I don’t think we go Bowling up in heaven and that is what makes the thunder. And I am doubling down on the Pearly Gates thing. I think St. Peter has better things to do, honestly, than sit at an arbitrary fence on Cloud Nine. Or Seventh Heaven. I can’t remember which.

And, this Fall, there is a new TV Show coming around called “God Friended Me.” I am pretty sure God doesn’t want a darn thing to do with Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

But we can’t know, for sure, how it goes. We can guess. Speculate. Or. People have “faith” in how it will turn out. Yet the truth is, we just don’t know.

The important thing is being a marvelous and wonderful spirit while we are here.

It does a body good.


No one is you and that is your superpower. — Unknown


One day or day one. It’s your decision. — Unknown


Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace. — Unknown


I know Unknown, and wow, can that girl spit out the Quotes. — Polly Kronenberger


Your Chances of Dying
Source: Best Health Degrees