Woody Allen, the famous philosopher, once said, “I don’t believe in afterlife . . . but I’m taking a change of underwear just in case.”
How do you feel about afterlife? Do you think your soul will go wafting through space and finally meet up with St. Peter? Or do you think your soul might stay right here, just out of reach and invisible, of course, but connected, connected to the family and friends you left behind. Your soul becomes the messenger, from the Creator and to the Creator.
Does that sound crazy?
I used to meet every week for over a year with another old guy, and we would take turns suggesting a topic to talk about. One time, he had been reading about the universe, that there could likely be 400 other planets out there with the same characteristics and natural resources as ours.
We said, “Suppose the Creator was having some fun setting up a competition to see which ones, or maybe which one, could live in peace. Or, at the very least, could live up to his request . . .simply to love him and love one another.
Where do you think we would end up in the competition?
One of the virtues of sculpting is that you can be thinking of something else while your hands are busy creating something that will be cherished for a lifetime. My something else is usually someone else’s problem.