Sunday, June 11, 2006

Sunday Scribbling - Mystery

Sunday Scribblings posed this question:
If you could have ANY mystery unveiled for you, what would it be? It can be cosmic, personal, political, whatever. What deep unanswered or even unanswerable question would you want to have revealed for your eyes only? What do you dearly want to KNOW? Also, if you want, what would you prefer never to know? What would best remain a mystery?

I asked my tired husband, as he pulled back the sheets and crawled into bed. This thought provoking question. He paused in thought as we settled into bed, both deep in thought. As we lay there in the dark staring at the ceiling he finally answered "I’d like to know if there are really UFOs." I lay there smiling in the dark as I pondered my answer. I said "I’d like to know the future and what it holds." He said "no you wouldn’t, because if it was bad you would lose hope."

I then thought of all the questions that I didn’t want to know if the out come was going to be negative. When will I die, will I suffer, what will my family’s futures be like without me and will I get eternity with Dave? I have many mysteries I’m curious to know, but I’m not wasting my one revel on curiosity. I figured that if I really knew there were "little green men" and Elvis was living in Kentucky, not much I can do with that information. So much is out of our control, but I can rest easy that I did not vote for Bush. bad!

As I lay there staring at my glow in the dark stars I have on my ceiling, it hit me. I want to KNOW what heaven is like! I know that this life is not the end and once there, all my questions of this life will be answered. I can take what this life throws at me if I know I have had a look at my next destination. My husband agreed and laid his arm over me as we drifted off to sleep, dreaming of our future in heaven.


Amber said...

You know what Heaven is like... You are a mother, and have had a baby look up at you and touch you with tiny hands. I think it is something like that. ;)


paris parfait said...

Tammy, this is so beautiful. I agree with Amber, you've already experienced a bit of heaven on earth with your daughter and now your grandbaby! And the love you and your husband share sounds a little heavenly, too! I have faith that you're going to find answers to the mysteries you seek - and the rest don't really matter. xo

Living Part Deux said...

Isn't it amazing how many questions we could pose and then agree we wouldn't really want to know? But heaven - I'm with you. I can't imagine that with the limitations of my human mind, but I trust the One who created all that is perfect about this life.

(and Thank You for your comments!)

Susannah said...

This really moved me, and i agree with Amber and Tara - heaven on earth can be as magical as heaven 'up there'.... and as you saw in my scribble today, there are things we don't understand but they are tangible and they are *real*, so i think we have lots to look forward to when we go off on our adventure in to the (currently) unknown...
hugs to you love

paris parfait said...

Tammy, I responded to your e-mail and it was bounced back (from your new address). Now what? :)

alyndabear said...

After I read your post, it amazed me because I wondered why I didn't think of that too! What a mystery!

And I'm with your busband re: the UFOs.


Colorsonmymind said...

This was peaceful and tender. I too dream about what heaven is like.

Deb R said...

That would be a very cool mystery to have answered. I loved the end of your post, you and your husband falling asleep together dreaming of heaven - that has to be a small preview of heaven, yes?

Bedazzzled1 said...

The mystery Dave would like to have answered sounds like one a man would think of. ::giggle::

As for Heaven...yes, that would be nice to know exactly what it is like. For some reason, I prefer to have that remain a mystery. I would like to know if we get reincarnated or have the choice to be.

You and Dave share such a tender and loving relationship. I think it positively marvelous. It makes me smile for both of you.

And, my sweet Tammy, I DID vote for President Bush. ::grin:: Pssst...I would do it again, too, given the opportunity.

Nikki Ü

tinker said...

That is the Ultimate mystery, isn't it? Everything else pales in comparison. The phrase about there being "many mansions" has always made me wonder if there are many versions of heaven, and that perhaps we get to choose! Wishing you & your husband sweet dreams.

ian russell said...

you have glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling! i do hope they're arranged in constellations. he he.
yes, i think wanting to see the future is very much like the ''three wishes'' we had previously.
do you like van morrison? reading the last paragraph made me think of his song ''So quiet in here'' this must be what paradise is like...

ah, it sounds like you're really lucky having each other, a truly loving couple. i hope you get your wish. such a nice and well told composition for this week's theme!

Anonymous said...

There are little green men, they are called elves.Quite a deep thinking question, guess I will think about it some today..Love Dave

pepektheassassin said...

The universe is our HOME. Truly. And what would a home be without the people we love most? Families are forever.

And hey! I didn't vote for Bush, either, and for what it's worth, I'm glad about that. And I didn't the time before that. And wouldn't ever, even if they PAID me. (Well, it would have to be A LOT!) :)

Nice post. I love being alive, in this place, in this time, with the Hubble sending us so many fantastic shots of our neighborhood. My family (we have 5 sons and 7 grandkids) are all miracles, and I want them closeby forever. And ever. Time is something measured here on Earth--time to get up, to get to work, to come home, to eat, birthdays, Christmases, how far back Charlemagne crossed the English Channel, how long since dinosaurs saw the comets (or whatever took them away). Time, I think, is like a big tapestry that shows us (as Garp said) how we got from there, to here. Someone I saw on TV last night said there are three different worlds, the micro (where quantum events occur), the macro (where we find ourselves) and the Mega (out there where stars are born). Each running on a different schedule, yet each a part of the others. And in theory (so far) there are ELEVEN different dimensions.

So there's more to us than meets the eye. Didn't mean to write an essay whan I started. It kinda got out of hand. What I really wanted to say was, "Nice post," and "God bless."