What is heaven?
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scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was ...
December 1st, 2004 11:11 AM
What is heaven?
A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the
scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He
remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He
wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the
road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was
broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing
before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like
Mother of Pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.
He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a
man at a desk to one side. When he was close enough, he called out,
\"Excuse me, where are we?\"
\"This is Heaven, sir,\" the man answered.
\"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?\" the man asked.
\"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I\'ll have some ice water brought right
up.\" The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
\"Can my friend,\" gesturing toward his dog, \"come in, too?\" the traveller
\"I\'m sorry, sir, but we don\'t accept pets.\"
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and
continued the way he had been going with his dog.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came
to a dirt road which led through a farm gate that looked as if it had never
been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man
inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
\"Excuse me!\" he called to the reader. \"Do you have any water?\"
\"Yeah, sure, there\'s a pump over there, come on in.\"
\"How about my friend here?\" the traveller gestured to the dog.
\"There should be a bowl by the pump.\" They went through the gate, and sure
enough, there was an old fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
The traveller filled the bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave
some to the dog. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward
the man who was standing by the tree. \"What do you call this place?\" the
\"This is Heaven,\" he answered.
\"Well, that\'s confusing,\" the traveller said. \"The man down the road said
that was Heaven, too.\"
\"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope.
\"Doesn\'t it make you mad for them to use your name like that?\"
\"No, we\'re just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave
their best friends behind.\"
December 31st, 2004 10:12 PM
I am a little late in replying to this, but that was great!
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