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I am a public figure; (Jan. 22, 2010)

Consider this situation: I died.  Years later, hundreds of readers are still patronizing my Adonis49 blog every day; as if I am alive and going strong.  How that for a whiff of eternity?

Lebanese author Charles Corm in 1949: “Once your writing goes into print then your moral liberty is restricted: it entered the domain of others’ moral values and you have to take responsibility of what you published”.

Thus, there is a difference between writing for your own pleasure and publishing.  Publishing your work carries a public function that you are doomed to shoulder.

There is no such thing as publishing for “Art sake”: if you have to publish, at least have a political position that has germinated since every thought, idea, or action disseminated to the public connote a political undertone.

There is always an implicit mission that permeates the published work.

An abbot wrote in 1771 “We have got to steadfastly refrain from writing.  If we have to write then it better be worthier than silence”.

The need to commune with the reader presumes a good level of honesty and a will to care. The ultimate mission is to communicate personal struggles;.

For example, how you overcame shortcomings, the attempts and challenges that obstructed your journey to personal discoveries, and the many ways to succumb to our frailties and limitations: there is an implicit purpose to express and describe the journey since we don’t need to reach the goal as long as we are on the journey’s track.

Are there messages from the past that we have short-cut subconsciously in our frenzied strife to advance in the future?

Many say that we write for “ a moment of eternity”.  If that is true then what you wrote was the honest final confession.

How come your final confession keeps succeeding for years to come?  Are you an immortal sinner?

Communicate heart and courage in what you publish.

Convey the urge to proceed in discovering your nature; otherwise, why the bother?

If you are not an “expert” in the subject matter then try not to extend resolutions: leave it to the reader to reflect on the “problematic”.

First, if your solution is meant to flatter the reader then you are necessarily a demagogue and your credibility will be tarnished.

Second, if you mean to provoke the reader into reflecting on the problem then you better be cognizant on the varied leverages and facts; communicate the facts and several alternative resolutions and let the reader decide on his own.

Do you want effect? Then, let your title expresses the intended affects; then, structure your article and learn to write well.

Victor Hugo said: “Light is in the book”.  Let reading lights your path.

A Whiff of Eternity?

(June 7, 2004)

I am reading “Life after Life” by Dr. Raymond Moody.

A book about the testimonies of those who lived again

After being declared clinically dead.

Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote a foreword to the book.

I am not yet finished reading but I feel compelled to write about these experiences

Of consciousness leaving a clinically dead body,

(Heart stoppage, breathing nil and non audible arterial pressure),

Hovering over its previous physical body,

Instantaneously zooming in on any person, however far he might be,

Understanding his thoughts before opening his mouth.


An entity carried down and fast in a dark vortex,

To the “Valley of the Shadow of Death”,

Then perceiving a pale light at the end of the spiraling tunnel,

Growing mightily bright and white,

Sending a sensation of warmth and of complete love and compassion.

A vivid intense light that mutely encourage you to recapitulate your past life

In a vertiginously fast chronological order, in the minute details,

All the emotions and critical decisions,

In relief, color, and motion;

A projection of diapositives of series of scenes.

A light that gives the impression of an individual

Who already has all the information and is just prodding you to reflect

On the important moments in your life since you was a toddler.

No accusations are accompanied in this panoramic movie,

But encouragements to continually learn and love people.


An entity, denseless and quickly acquiring an all encompassing awareness

Of its past life and comprehending everything being done and said around its dead body,

Including the technical medical procedures, while clinically dead.


An entity, helpless in communicating with the living creatures,

Helpless in acting on the living crowd

Poking, pressing, pushing, cursing crowd in fatal car accidents;

Helpless in acting on the nurses

Wildly sending emergency code pink calls to any living God doctor.

Artificially reanimating the corpse with all means available.

A helpless entity that feels lonely and would like someone to share with him

His new discoveries and sensations.


I think that it would be advisable to start learning and experiencing loneliness;

Especially if you are a politician craving for an audience recognition;

I think that it would be advisable to scheme and prepare for the death




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