I always feel like I’ve received a new lease on life when I crash through the doors of my place of work at 5:00pm on Friday. It’s like I’m an entirely different person because I don’t have to play working stiff again until Monday morning.
My plan for tonight is to watch the Yankees game, relax a little, and then hang out with you intellectual types in the Think Tank.
I watched that new Jennifer Beals show “Proof” last night, which is about a doctor trying to figure out what happens to us after we die. It intrigued me and very well might have influenced tonight’s Think Tank Topic.
Put on your Deep Thought togas and meet me out in the Think Tank…
This week’s topic: You die and arrive at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter checks his book and smiles. Not only have you earned a place in Heaven for all eternity, but the Big Guy also wants to reward you with a special opportunity. You can be sent right back down to Earth to do it all over again. This time, though, you can pick the life you want. You’re still guaranteed eternity in Heaven no matter what you do this time around. Would you take life for another spin? What future would you pick for yourself?
This one should really generate some Deep Thoughts, Modern Philosophers.
Even if you don’t believe in reincarnation or life after death, it’s just a Philosophical Exercise, so challenge your brain and play along with the group.
I would definitely go back since I know an eternity in Heaven is guaranteed. Life hasn’t exactly worked out the way I wanted this time around, so I’ve love a second opportunity to better enjoy it and live it to its fullest.
It’s been my dream to play pro ball since I was a wee Modern Philosopher. I was never very good at it, but I played the game with passion. I loved going to practice. I cried if a game got rained out.
Playing baseball just made me really happy, and I wished I were better at it.
So this time around, I want to be good enough to make it to The Show. I don’t care if I have to spend a few years in the minors, or play for the worst team in the Majors. I just want to put on my uni every day and hit the diamond.
I relish the idea of going through Little League again, but being the star of the team instead of the kid who put in the effort, but always struck out. I want to play in high school and go to college on a baseball scholarship.
Of course, being a pro athlete would also have its perks. I wouldn’t have to sweat the finances like I do now, I could spoil myself and splurge on cool things, and I could pay someone to shovel the snow out of my driveway and mow my lawn.
I’d also be in excellent shape, and that would be a nice change. I’m sure that getting a date would be much easier. Hopefully, I’d settle down with someone special and we’d have several kiddos, who I would totally adore and teach to love baseball, too.
For once in my life, going to work would be a pleasure. Just imagining what it would be like to have a baseball field for an office, and coworkers who were great athletes, puts a huge grin on my geeky face.
How cool would it be for 50,000 people to cheer me on while I work? What would it be like to run the bases at Yankee Stadium? How satisfying would it be to give every ounce of effort every day of the week?
I would definitely take up St. Peter on his offer, and the next time I saw him at the Pearly Gates, I’d thank him profusely for the second chance at life.
What about you, Modern Philosophers?