Today I watched, What Dreams May Come, a movie starring Robin Williams that came out in 1998. That was probably the last time that I had seen it. Today, I watched it again with a much different perspective than I did the first time. It made me think about Heaven. I have always believed that Heaven is a place where we all go after we die, and my image of heaven, is that we are in a place where we find ultimate happiness. We will be there along with all of the people that we have loved in our lives. It is a place filled with love and joy. My image of Heaven is peaceful, happy and a place where you feel blissful and loved.
I am sure that others have a different interpretation of Heaven, and I know there are others who do not believe in it at all. I need to believe in it. I need to know that one day, the people that I have loved here on Earth, will all be together once again. A place with no illness, no sadness, no stresses. A place where there is no hate.
A brief synopsis of the movie: “Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of”. In his idea of Heaven, everything is artistic, – paintings of sorts. On Earth, he and his wife were art lovers and dreamed that their heavens would be more beautiful than any piece of art that they had ever seen. Heaven was represented as his wife’s paintings and showed that heaven is whatever you want it to be. Heaven was not portrayed as a place with big pearly gates and angels flying. Heaven was his place of elation.
I don’t know what my Heaven will be like. I can only hope that when when I am there, I will one day be there with all of the people I have ever loved. I remember hearing a quote that I cannot quite recall but it said something like, “In a certain way, just believing in the idea of Heaven is heavenly in and of itself” and for now, that is comforting and reassuring to me.