Where Do We Go After We’re Gone?

We are certain that the world has building blocks. In physics, scientists depend on laws. The history has it all. The very starting point of the universe that after which we started investigating why do we exist, or more importantly where do we actually exist in this giant void?

I imagine myself looking at the sky not knowing that there is a tremendous number of stars, planets, and more miracles out there that I cannot see with my feet here on Earth. We’ve been speculating for years and years until we reached to a certain answer that is well supported with scientific proofs and experimental results.

Now, the question is so simple yet it’s so hard to answer. More importantly, it is hard to visualize it. You see, our minds are our boundaries. I know, I know! It’s not true. But, think about it. It is partially true. Your mind cannot reach the unreachable. Our visions are simply centered and controlled in our brains. Still, we cannot see it. We can’t just give an answer to that.

Where do we go after we’re gone?

I try to trace it all back to the very first moment. It was a dark room. I think, but I’m not sure, that I was in a bed. I saw a TV mounted on the wall. An old one from the 90s. It was mounted on a TV stand that is usually used in hospitals. The TV was the only source of light in this room. Where was that room? I don’t know. Who was there? I felt their existence, my mom and dad. Do I have a picture of them inside my head? No. This, this was actually my very first memory. I don’t know how old I was back then, but I’m pretty sure I was young enough to not remember lots of details.

It’s so fascinating to me to be alive and not knowing exactly how it all started. How my existence became tangible and my heart started to beat. Isn’t it interesting? So interesting to the extent that you feel paralyzed at the thought that you don’t even know when was the first moment you felt that you’re alive.

It’s only a lifetime.
How do you know
If you've done everything right?
Is it the love you have at hand
Or the cash you kiss at night?

How do you know
If it was worth it in the end?
Did every second really count
Or were there some you shouldn't spend
On anything but anyone you love?
Was this the life that you were dreaming of?
A movie night, a yellow light

You're slowing down and days are adding up
So don't waste the time you have waiting for time to pass
It's only a lifetime
That's only a while
It's not worth the anger you felt as a child
Don't waste the time you have waiting for time to pass

It's only a lifetime
That's not long enough
You're not gonna like it without any love
So don't waste it
I'm unimpressed
By the people preaching pain
For the sake of some small gain
In the sake of someone's name

I'm unprepared
For my loved ones to be gone
Call 'em way too often now
Worry way too much about mom
Don't waste the time you have waiting for time to pass

It's only a lifetime
That's only a while
It's not worth the anger you felt as a child
Don't waste the time you have waiting for time to pass

It's only a lifetime
That's not long enough
You're not gonna like it without any love
So don't waste it
It's family and friends, and that's the truth
The fountain doesn't give you back your youth
It's staying up too late at night and laughing under kitchen lights
So hard you start to cry

Don't waste the time you have waiting for time to pass
It's only a lifetime
That's not long enough
You're not gonna like it without any love
So don't waste it

- Finneas O'Connell

Featured photo by Alex

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