Great post across on the NPR blogs about whether or not we can know if there’s an afterlife. I especially liked this quote -
I do ponder, though, that as we incorporate new matter over our lives, we DO become different beings—our “I-ness” changes over time.
That’s so true….we change constantly, never really knowing the “I” we will become. It’s a wonderful mystery leading to daily discovery of amazement and wonder.
I loved the quote from Prospero at the end of the post -
Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp’d tow’rs, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
and, the Iris Dement song too…..