|The Land Where Nobody Ages
Author: flourish1998 PM
Eternal Bliss was offered to me. I refused.Rated: Fiction K - English - Spiritual - Words: 689 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 06-16-12 - id: 3032983
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The Land where nobody ages
One of my favorite stories as a child was about the land where nobody aged. As much as I hated the idea of never growing up there was something compelling about the idea of a land where nobody ages. I had many queries "how did they die" and" if nobody died would not it be overly crowded" and how did new people come" and" how did people reach the age they were
But as I got older naturally I lost interest in these stories. Time passed as it tends to and I aged as people tend to I began to see the glory in the idea of a world where nobody grows old. As you grow old problems start and soon your life would end, excuse me for my pessimistic thoughts just that evening I had returned from the doctors my sugar medicines had stopped working and he has prescribed insulin injections.
I sighed as my daughter got up to leave she had been married relatively recently and had come up to help her old man. Suddenly the living room of the house where I had grown up and then raised my children seemed very dull. I needed change I needed change as a fish needs water. I wanted to go somewhere far off.
I laid my plans carefully I would go for safari in the rainforests but when I told my daughter this she refused point blanks finally after hours of argument we compromised and three weeks later I was on a plane to London where my eldest son had moved about three or four years ago.
The seatbelt light suddenly lit up "od" I thought" We are flying over the Atlantic ocean for god's sake" I sat down as the co-pilots calm voice told us it was just some turbulence. The plane jerked and the somebody" sissy" screamed. The co-pilot again told us to calm down but the plane began to shoot down ward. I got a feeling that I had not gotten in quite a while ate the bottom of my stomach the feeling you get when you jump of a swing.
We hit the water with a splash and after all the initial panic and screaming and shouting people began to methodologically filter out f e plane on to the life boats we were told that help was coming soon. Just as I was getting into the life boat I fell into the water and before anybody could get me out a wave carried me away and went out cold.
I woke up in a comfortable bed not knowing where I was. I felt better them I had felt in ages, I realized that I woke up without the horrible back ache I had been having for the past few years. Suddenly a girl sort of like sales girl came and told me I was on the Isles of Bliss where people don't grow old. Then in the same sales girly tone she told me this place was like eternal enjoyment. You can do whatever you want and don't even need rest they never get ill but I could never leave here. She told me in the same tone that I had forty-eight hours to decide.
I roamed about aimlessly enjoying perfect health and inexhaustibleness. I was surprised everybody fell asleep at night when they did not have to. I was on the beach strolling thinking about my good fortune when I realized that forever was a really long time.
That was when I thought about my grandson he was four and a half years old. I thought about haw every time I saw he seemed so different so grown up. A couple months seemed like ages when I saw him again.
I realized what makes life precious was that it ended. That was when I decided that I had to go back and see him again. Just as I decided I was on the life boat again.
The next day I met my grandson and I did not regret my decision one bit.