“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
Michelle and I will be flying down to Austin, Texas this afternoon, for Britt’s Saturday, 1PM, memorial service. Our extended family is, for the most part, concentrated in the central and southern potions of the state; it’s one of my favorite regions in the world, and one that I hope to return permanently to one day. I’ve lived away from the area since my Texas State days, and I’d like to say that the opportunity to visit family and old friends will somewhat makeup for the circumstances of our travel, but, alas, I can’t say that I’m looking forward to this trip.
So I’m an eclectic mixed bag when it comes to spiritual belief, so much so that I’ve never been completely comfortable in any particular spiritual “home”. I do believe, though, that there is an “after” subsequent to this mortal life; this belief has as much to do with spirituality as it does with a (rudimentary,at best) understanding of quantum physics. Brittani,on the other hand was decidedly — though a very open-minded — Christian, and our spiritual discussions were something to behold. I’ll miss them greatly. She’d mentioned to me shortly before her passing that she wanted me to look into some of Rob Bell’s work, so that we could discuss his ideas at some point. I’d never heard of Rob Bell, or the “emerging church movement” (prior to B’s having mentioned him), until a DVD (everything is spiritual) that was nestled amongst a box of Brittani’s belongings seemed to call out to me. I have no idea why this item alone — from among the myriad of other “things” that we had to deal with — called out to me, but it did. I didn’t even realize at the time that it was Rob Bell’s work. For whatever reason, though, I watched it and — wow — I would have loved to have discussed this with B. Quantum physics meets spirituality? Yeah, my kind of stuff alright.
So maybe she’s flashing that wry little smile at me now, and with a nod, hitting me with her patented, made ya think a little, huh?
Yes, B, you did make me think a little — and you continue to do so. We’ll talk; I’ve got lots to hit you with myself 😉
In (spiritual) health,