From the recent film The Mexican (written by J. H. Wyman) --- comments by a thoughtful killer:

"Look. In my business you're surrounded by loneliness and finality.

"Now, I don't care what your take is on an afterlife. When people die, it's scary. And they go alone.

"Now, the people that I send off that have experienced love, they're a little less scared. I mean, they're still scared, but there's ... a calmness to 'em. And I think that comes from the knowledge that somebody, somewhere, loved them and cared for 'em and will miss 'em.

"Now, I see that from time to time, and I am awed by it."

TopicPhilosophy - 2001-08-13

(correlates: BigNames, Comments on Where Was God, 2007-01-06 - January Heat Wave, ...)