when i was little i wasn't afraid of death. i wasn't afraid of an afterlife.
i was afraid of the three days between those two things. the three days when one's body was stuck in a grave. underground.
that's what i thought it all meant....it took Jesus three days to rise from the dead...so it would be three days between death and the afterlife. three days when even the soul would lie dormant, interred beneath the sun.
how i long for that innocence. and clarity. and freedom from the fear of things not worth fearing.