Did the world end yesterday?
This may seem like a strange question, but I can’t help asking it.
You see, no one has ever predicted what things would be like in a post-apocalyptic state. No one had ever told us what happens when we are dead. There are theories about pure nothingness, or angels twanging harps on fluffy clouds or demons prodding us back into the fiery furnace but no one has ever actually told us. No one has ever been there and posted a video on YouTube after.
For all I know, I could be in some kind of Limbo where everything looks, feels, sounds and tastes the same but it is in fact not real. How am I to tell the difference? There is no use in pinching myself for that could merely be my Limbo Self simulating a pinch. There is no use in any of you lot writing and saying you are still around as you would surely be here in Limbo too [or Heaven, or Hell?] and the letters that appear on the screen could once again be a fig-leaf of my Limbo Imagination?
Am I in Heaven or Hell?
If I am in Heaven then maybe life will apparently carry on as before but all the irritating, bad and just plain nasty things in life will have disappeared. Maybe suddenly we have complete freedom from gubmints and bureaucrats with all their petty rules and regulations. Maybe somewhere the cast and crew of the EU are gently swinging in the breeze on the end of their piano wire? Maybe tobacco and Guinness are now free? Maybe Herself doesn’t have to shave any more?
Or maybe I’m in Hell and nothing has changed?