Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife.  
The first question was, "Did you bring joy?"  
The second was, "Did you find joy?"

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Strangest Thought So Far

Okay, please forgive me for sharing this with you, if offends in any way....BUT, as I was trudging through the Vatican Museums, through the labyrinth of galleries, following little yellow signs to the "Chapelle Sistene", along with hordes of other people, I found myself thinking, quite by accident, that if the Roman Catholic Church ever wanted to get into the business of mass genocide, all they would have to do is promise people a peek at Michelangelo's masterpiece. We were sheep, and at times, it felt like we were, indeed headed for the slaughter. Once in the room, I'd like to say the feeling abated. But if you have never been there, let me tell you it is not a big room for the hundreds and hundreds of people crammed into it.

That said, if that had been my last vision on Earth, I would have left this life filled with the sight and memory of unimaginable beauty.

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