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Robert Angello Finley aka Official Angello

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I was going to write about the COVID culture, and how the act of bullying has taking over {by both those for and against}, but spirit decided that I should write about something of substance and depth. So get ready, for I am going to talk about what we don’t want to talk about. Death. Oh yeah. It’s coming for you.


Why death? Why now? The truth is, I don’t know. I act on life based on my feelings, not my thoughts. So when meditating, if I feel led to speak about death, I speak about death. No agenda behind the message. Just letting what surfaced, come out. And the phrase that keeps coming to mind is “packed”. And then I thought about my {life} experience, and it is entirely about the experience. Let me explain….


My life has been marked by extreme highs and lows. But one thing that never really changed is my optimism. I don’t know if that is because I worked as a crisis counselor for 2 decades, or that I spent 3 and a half decades working in mental health. In other words, I have seen things, horrific things, that no one should have to see. And despite it all, I see it all as a beautiful experience. Weird, yeah I know. I don’t judge it. I just keep my eyes on the next experience. So when the thought of death comes to mind, I see it as just another experience. 


The wife and I are coming out of {without a doubt} the darkest decade in our lives. I am making great money, I’m in demand, we live in a beach town and we travel every month. I have the love of my life at my side. I am really blessed. But here’s the thing. This will all end. The money, the marriage and the notoriety. Gone. All that I can take is the memories. So I make them. Every kiss from my wife feels like an eternity. Every time we watch a sunset, makes me believe in eternity. Every time I extend a hand of mercy, opens the door to eternity. See what I am getting at? 


I don’t think I’ve ever been afraid of death. While I am not rushing to go through that experience, the life that I lived has led me to a full heart. I know those experiences will travel with me. So when I was recently asked if I was ready for death. Baby, I am already packed. 

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Vance Larson

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  1. I Am Grenada on 08/22/2021 at 6:37 pm

    Beautiful Vance, my Dad also talks about death. Every time we are together, he says that this could be our last so he goes all out to make beautiful memories. Death is inevitable and it’s the only constant in life. We live daily but die once. I am not ready for death, unlike you, I am not packed. I recently celebrated my 25th birthday and feels like I have a long life ahead. I am definitely not ready #unpacked.

    • Vance Larson on 08/22/2021 at 6:43 pm

      I pray you have a long life ahead of you. I also pray you continue to make memories. You don’t need to be packed to understand the journey. You’re in a good place. God Bless!

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