Hell on Earth

Hell on Earth

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 16 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Secret Subject Swap

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado
The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
Spatulas on Parade
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
The Momisodes
Stacy Sews and Schools
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
The Lieber Family
Battered Hope
Southern Belle Charm
Someone Else’s Genius
Silence of the Mom
Confessions of a part-time working mom
Small Talk Mama
Searching for Sanity
Climaxed

You find a small rabbit stuck in a trap during a walk in the woods one day. When you free it (because of course you do), the rabbit transforms into a beautiful woman in a long, flowing green gown with blonde hair, piercing blue eyes, and a crown of flowers. She tells you she has the power to make you immortal as a reward for your act of kindness. Do you take her off, why or why not? If not, would you have the guts to ask for something other than what she offers you?

It was submitted by: http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com 

I honestly got a little nervous when I read this. How would I do this justice? How would I truly explain my feelings regarding this amazing and thought provoking prompt?

While the thought of living forever fills the pages of books with romance, science fiction, or magic. I imagine terror and pain that never leaves you. I imagine a horror story at its worst.

Aren’t you being a bit over dramatic?

Nope. While living forever means I would get to watch AJ grow into a man and have kids of his own. While it means I would get to watch my grand kids grow up. I would also watch my son grow old and leave this earth. I would watch my grand kids grow old and follow their dad.

All those I love would be gone, I would be alone FOREVER. My husband, son, parents, and sister would all be up in heaven waiting for me but I would never make it up there. I would be stuck in a hell on earth.

cemetery

Yes, to me the thought of living forever is hell. A hell created by a the devil, disguised as a woman, pretending to be a trapped rabbit.  Imagine if that is how he finds his victims. In your eagerness to live forever you neglect to read the small print…”You will live forever in the hell of you’re own making.

I could never get attached to another living thing because the heartache of losing them is too much to bear. I would be an emotional wreck, I would be sick to my stomach. I would be living one of my worst fears.

Why don’t you just ask for something else? 

No way! I know it would backfire and I would be living in a different hell on Earth. Yes, I know I’m cynical, perhaps it’s from reading too many gory, crime mysteries. You can NEVER truly know someone. You can NEVER accept a gift that seems to good to be true. The moment you do that, it’s over for you.

What would you choose? Would you want to live forever or

just live your life? 

About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.

Comments

Hell on Earth — 26 Comments

  1. I wouldn’t accept the offer for the exact reasons you are talking about. I can see it with my 95 year old Grandmother – while she still has her (grand) kids, all of her friends and relatives are gone, and she is lonely and bored.

    What if the offer included not to get old? Stay the way you are right now? You could make new friends? Still the “forever” part is overwhelming.

  2. I couldn’t choose immortality either. Life can already been lonely. Losing everyone and everything would be a pain I wouldn’t want to know. I think this is too much of monkey’s paw situation to ask for something else. Part of me would want enough money to be able to help the homeless etc etc but what loss would i have to suffer to get that? Its too risky.

    • YES, the Monkey’s Paw…you don’t want to mess with that. I agree, everything I thought of something I wanted I wondered at what price????

  3. I think I need more time to think on this one. If I lived forever, wouldn’t those around me be living as well? Living forever would probably mean I wouldn’t grow old. I am one who always asks questions so I wouldn’t accept the offer without more details

  4. Although it would be interesting to see how the world evolve and how humanity would change I think I’d come to the same conclusion. It would be hard and tiresome to go on for “forever” without our loved ones.

    This reminds me of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. There is an issue where he makes this guy immortal and over the centuries he loses the wonder for the world and becomes jaded because everything repeats and mimics itself. Even though things weren’t done in exactly the same way….human nature, destruction, lust, love…all that repeated itself.

  5. I agree with you 100%. I couldn’t stand the thought of living forever, that’s a thought that’s more terrifying to me than dying. I’m totally happy knowing my days here are numbered. Just as long as I get to see my little girl grow up, that’s all I really want.

  6. Nope. Parents are not supposed to out-live their children (although I know it happens every day). It would be so painful!! I’m okay with death. . . in its time, but on the other hand, it would save my child from the heartache of losing both parents. . . so am I being selfish???? At any rate, I agree, that making deals with strange beings is NEVER a good idea!!

    • I understand what you are saying…I wouldn’t want my son to grow up without me, but I wouldn’t want to not see him in heaven. Glad we really don’t have to make this choice.

  7. Totally agree. Living forever would be so painful. From missing your children and then their children, you would get to see more of the terrible things society does to each other. While no one can prove what happens after death, I think that it’s a true act of kindness that our bodies are not physically capable of living forever.

  8. I don’t think I’d want to live forever either. Life has a span of it’s own and I wouldn’t want to mess with that.

Would love to read your thoughts