"If men knew what lay after our mortal lives, we would be impatient to die.” A little something my great grandfather once said.
He was right.
Ever tried to imagine what sleeping on clouds would feel like? I don't have to. That is where I sleep. Do you know how clouds keep changing shape ever so slightly but with such impact that dragons turn into ants? Yeah, that's me. Or us. You know... dead people. You can't see us, but we have a fantastic view and a lot of fun with the winds and skies.
One of the best things that has happened to me in my life is:its end. Seriously. I don't have any memory of my life on Earth or how I died. No memory is a bonus of being here, really. Death is just the beginning, and eternity is the end, which means no end. I am free now, and I am home; like the sun finally setting on the horizon. After traveling the whole day, it rests with a soulful sunset. I see why we say Rest In Peace now!
This - paradise? Angel's land? Final destination? Not sure what to call it - is not what I imagined, you don't get what you want. If you demand for cake, it won't materialize in front of you. That's because you don't want anything. Ever. You are, somehow, always calm or serene. I would say happy but that does not describe the feeling well enough. It's like hearing your comfort song while eating your comfort food with an awesome book or with all your favourite people. Whatever that makes you feel peaceful and content. It's not exactly happiness; it's tranquillity.
I think I know why I don't have a name for this place, it's more of a state of being; like Nirvana but better. We are all friends here. We are all connected, we always have been, but it is very obvious here. There's no worldly human filth here to taint your soul, you can feel the connection like drinking a full glass of water after running a marathon. It is a relief and release and rest. And home.
Editor: Himanshi Mehta