Friday, August 9, 2013

A Sweet Death

▶ Real News: REAL HISTORY: BOSTON MOLASSES DISASTER - YouTube  I don't know why but today I was thinking about the Great Boston Molasses Disaster of January 15, 1919 where 21 people died and 150 people were injured when a huge molasses tank blew apart with what was described as sounding like machine gun bullets as thousands of steel rivets popped off of the huge molasses tank sending a river of molasses traveling thirty five miles an hour and between 8 and 15 feet high as approximately 2,300,000 gallons of molasses roared through the North End leaving death and destruction in its wake.

Some people say that before you are born you choose your "life path" and also your death is also determined in advance. This theory states that there are no "accidental deaths". I guess these people chose a "sweet death" by molasses. There is an expression "slow as molasses" but with this raging river of molasses "ole molasses" wasn't slow on that day.

Would you choose "death by molasses"?  Or would you rather drown in a huge vat of cold beer?  Or would you choose dying by falling off of a mountain?  Did you choose to die in your sleep? Did you choose a "quick death" or a lingering slow battle from some affliction or other?

Some people say that being born is more traumatic than dying and that no one really dies as your soul is eternal as you transition from one level of consciousness here on the earthly plane to the next level of existence. God knows, time will tell.