"Ask yourself this: Where do babies come from that when they arrive, they scream and cry uncontrollably after taking their first breath. And where do those who are dying return to that their faces relax peacefully as they take their last breath?"
We have been asleep, wrapped in a blanket of narcissism, and greed as we lay upon a mattress of self-deception. But now we are suddenly awake. Money, power, and security cannot seem to shake us from this nightmare, all of it threatened on a global scale. There is a sudden upheaval as death, the great equalizer of man vanquishes all in its path leveling the playing field. As we are confronted with facing our own mortality something deep inside the collective consciousness is shifting.
I looked down and the Coke and gasped. The bottle said, "Share a Coke with Jennifer." The look of shock on Stephanies' face and the subsequent tears told me this wasn't premeditated. She had just grabbed the drinks and didn't even notice. But I did, and so did my step-sister apparently who put my fears to rest that she would in fact be at my wedding.