Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It Is Only Your After Life...

I told my parents that a Viking Funeral would be great for me. Put me on a Beautiful Boat, push me out into the Atlantic Ocean and when my body gets to a decent distance, have an Archer shoot a Flaming Arrow at my body to set me aflame. And to Accelerate my body's burning, dip my underwear in Gasoline. Afterwards, have a BBQ.

We all had a great laugh out of it, as they know that although Spectacular and somewhat Morbid and Disturbing, I don't want to go out that way.

That, and the fact that the Catholic Faith Frowns upon this Idea (WILL NOT stop me from REALLY considering this as a means of going out in this world), based on this practice being a Pagan Ritual, along with other facts which could be found here:

Seeing how my family is burying my Great Great Aunt this Friday, I have been doing a lot of thinking pertaining to my Final Arrangements when my time to leave this Plain arrives. Life Insurance is a must for me, for with my Medical Condition, my Life isn't guaranteed.

I already know that I am trying to live My Life to the fullest, with travelling to see friends and interact with them as much as possible, interacting with Family as I receive Pearls of Wisdom from the Elders, and patiently seeking for a young lady with whom I would Love to be in a Relationship. Sadly, seeing how Many of my Family Members are passing on (Majority of them: SINGLE AND BROKE), few had Life Insurance to cover their Final Expenses. This worries me, because my parents seem to be the ones who not only handle the Final Arrangements (I am watching, listening and learning so when my time comes to bury my parents, I'll know what to do), they at times, are coming out of their pockets as well as other extended Family Members to cover those expenses due to the deceased not taking the initiative in handling their business which would have made those Arrangements a bit more easier.

I am looking into at least 3 Life Insurance Companies with whom I would like to have my Life Insurance handled. Life Insurance is very Vital as well as Essential to the amount of coverage with which I need to cover all Funeral Expenses when it is my Time. Seeing how my Kidney Transplant is over a year old, I should receive a pretty decent quote as I compare prices with them, and see with whom I will most benefit.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Life Insurance is very critical and a very important item to possess in our Life. Our Life isn't guaranteed tomorrow, or today for that matter. Any and Every Thing can happen, and the one thing that we should be mindful of is making certain that when the Bill for out Final Arrangements comes across our Family's Table, we are able to cover the Tab.

Here are a few Life Insurance Websites that may interest those that need to look into this topic:

For My More Seasoned and Mature Readers:

Please. Obtain Life Insurance Coverage, if you do not have Coverage already.

~© 2010 Andrew Boyd~

Friday, October 22, 2010

Against All Odds...

Let me pitch an Alternate Reality that has been bouncing around in my head, despite how it sounds:

If it weren't for one person being color blind, one party would have been Married to someone else. The other party might have married another, or stayed single. One party would have been called by another familiar name. A party would not have been born, while one would have been an only child (POSSIBLY).

Thankfully, with the way that Life works, this is not the case.

I have witnessed a lot of things in my 32 years on this Blue Marble; Good, Bad and Otherwise. But, especially in this Day and Age, I am a witness to what is happening at this time:

Everlasting, True and Unconditional Love.

My parents are celebrating their 27th Wedding Anniversary on this date, October 22 (36, if we count the 9 years that they got to know one another), and I cannot help but feel Reflective of their Success. They are still so very much In Love since the day that they declared their Love for each other, for I am witnessing it every day.

They had their Good Days, and they had their Bad Days: For Better, and for Worse.

They were sick separately, as well as together: In Sickness, and in Health.

They both worked at the same time AND worked side by side. At times, one worked and the other supported: For Richer, and for Poorer

As with many Marriages and Relationships, not all days are Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows. They debate, discuss, and argue like anyone and everyone else. Yet at the end of the day (Several at times), they Reconcile, Resolve and Resolute and are able to keep going forward: Together.

I sit in Awe and Amazement of their Love and Devotion to one another. They took their time getting to know one another, and when they knew that they were ready for the next level, they took a Leap of Faith...

And they Flew. For 27 Years.

I LOVE how they showed myself and my brother what True and Real Love looks like. Despite everything they have gone through, Against All Odds, they are still together.

All I can hope for myself and the one I am with is simply: That my Bride and I have something that is Special in its own right, with a Love that is Everlasting, True and Unconditional.

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!! Calvin and I Love You very much, and we Stand and Applaud to your Beauty!

~© 2010 Andrew Boyd~

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Individual Results May Vary....

I enjoy Rorschach Paintings; it gives me some kind of insight as to my thinking and thought process.

Actually, the best part of these types of paintings is the simple fact that I can interpret it in one way, whereas others can interpret it in another fashion.

That is the ONLY Best Part of this.

To be perfectly Honest and Blunt, there are a few people out there that Want... No. DEMAND that you fall into their line of thinking and see what they see. VERY RARELY do you find individuals that will not discredit what you see and interpret in these pictures. Your interpretation is your OWN interpretation of the picture that is in front of you.

Just like with what I see in the above pictures, in my mind, what I see is Just and Valid. It shouldn't be discredited, shunned, casted aside or anything of the sort, JUST BECAUSE I see something differently from another person. Instead, try learning something from someone's individual interpretation of what they see. You may be surprised with yourself as well as that person.

Like how we define and interpret things in our every day Life; the way the day is going, how we are feeling, as well as with whom we interact in said Life. To Reference Hiatus: Chapter 2...

"The way I see things in this World, Everything and everyone that we interact with I see are Spices. We can all agree that Variety is the Spice of Life, and we are the Main Course on our Menu. The Life we Live is our Spice Rack and it is stocked with the Spices we encounter every day. This includes, in where it is not limited:

Lovers, BF, GF, Husband, Wife
Former Friends, Exes, Lovers

These particular Spices can either make Us (the Main Course) better or worse, depending on their level of involvement.

I feel that Labels are necessary so we know who is who on our Spice Rack. We have the Good Spices, just like we have and/or had the Bad Spices. It is all of those Spices that help influence Us to be a Better Dish for when the time arises for us to be the Featured Dish on the Menu. Why Spoil your Quality with Bad Spices, where there are Perfectly Good Spices that are on our Spice Rack that are capable of making us all the more Appetizing to stimulated eyes? The 5-Star Restaurant in which we live on has nothing but the Absolute Best to offer as far as Main Courses."

We discussed labeling in that Blog, so that will not be revisited. My thing is the above extraction; how I viewed the World and my Life, which was another aspect that I touched on at that time. With my seeing Life in this fashion, it shouldn't make it any less valid in the eyes of others; no matter who is viewing said Life through the Looking Glass.

My qualm comes in when someone comes along and says, "That is a bad interpretation of how you look at Life and it isn't the proper way to look at Your Life."

Mind You: this is how I look at MY Life. Not how I look at yours, or the other person's. I associated My Life in this fashion, and it is comfortable to me because a lot of things in My Life are Metaphorical as well as Philosophical. Another's Life could be a Limerick. The next person's Life could be a Riddle. It is how we look at things and how we look at Life, that makes us unique and special.

Just because one doesn't agree with how we see one thing, doesn't make it any less valid, significant, sentimental or right to the person that is seeing that item in front of them.

~© 2010 Andrew Boyd~