Monday, December 6, 2004

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

I once had a dream I was swimming in the Ocean, underwater I saw a light, and I swam to it, I got close to the light and I came up.  The waves were hitting, and I could only see this light when I was under the Ocean.  So I kept swimming to the light, and I finally reached it, when I came up in the light I saw people around me, we were all waves that swam to the were just currents swimming this light, they were people who were familiar and people that I knew, people that I've lost, and people that didn't even look familiar.  But here we all were all the waves coming together to this light.  I woke up.  Last night I watched a beautiful movie.  Mitch Albom's "The Five People You Meet In Heaven.  I read the book a few years ago.  It had been one of my favorite books from the night I read it.  Last night I watched it and it was just as beautiful.  So it's been on my mind today.  I've always seen myself as part of something connected to a bigger humanity.  Watching this last night I see how this is explored, that we are all connected to each other in ways we don't even realize, and that perhaps, when our life is over, you may find out all the other "waves" in this big ocean that you affected without even knowing it..  The lessons learned from the five people in heaven are meaningful to me.  Yes there was tears, even in reading it I had tears.  Anyone else read this?  Would love to hear what you have to say about it.  I think it would mean diffrent things for everyone.


barbpinion said...

Like ripples in a pond, is the way I explained it to my children. We are always influencing somebody whether we're aware of it or not. "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" is a great book  I have not seen the movie yet, but hope too soon.
{{{Derek}} *Barb*

eynl said...

This is one of my favorite books and I also watched the movie the other night.  They are such simple lessons with the five peole, but very strong meanings.  I loved it.

indigosunmoon said...

I wanted to see that movie so bad Derek, and I forgot it was coming on, so I missed it!!
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judithheartsong said...

Don't know the book, but love the concept and your beautiful dream.......... judi