Our final ride: memorable or unnoticed?In the journey of life, man is constantly running till he drops dead. This happens literally out of the blue or in some cases, the final ride is a harrowing experience.
Once the soul has departed, the mortal remains start the physical final ride from the residence to the resting place.
How many people would miss us? who would cry for us? how many feel sad that we are no more depends on what we have done in the run-up to the final ride.
There are noble souls whose final ride is thronged with people from all walks of life and well-wishers who come out of respect and heartfelt desire to accompany the person for various stages during the last ride. Many stay till the last rites that mark the end of the ride and say a silent, sincere prayer to keep the departed soul happy and trouble-free.
Yet, we hear or see few people whose last ride is unremarkable, not more than a handful of people to be with them for the final ride. Many who hear, sigh a relief saying it's a good riddance. At times, people feel happy that a person is no more and the world is a better place without such people. The final ride of such people often go unnoticed.
When we look at the ride of life, the last ride is the one that truly reflects how one's ride in life has been so far. Along this ride of life, if we are kind-hearted, lend a helping hand to the needy, if we don't harm others to satisfy our greed, carnal desires, and deviant mind, rest assured, our last ride will be a ride that would befit a truly noble human. A ride that would be remembered and wished by people that it came too soon. Many would pray to God, why couldn't this ride come to him/her later?
My entry for the TOW 'Ride'.