I've talked about periods of history that I remember
I'd like to take a break and discuss some of the situations in which I encounter you humans. Situations that terrify and also disturb me. I'll be spending a few entries on these topics
so just bear with me as I go through these.
Let me start with drowning; perhaps the manner of work that I hate most.
I normally don't get physically ill at my job, but when it comes to drowned people; it can get very hard not to be sick. Unable to breathe anything but the fluid around you and have it slowly fill your lungs. As you literally fill your body with water until you reach the point where you eventually
cease to be. I remove these souls quicker than you may think
because I can't stand having to watch such a gruesome display. However, to be fair, drowning is one of those methods of death that I often find myself second guessing myself. I often see people who have recently breathed in enough water to kill them, but are then saved by a lifeguard or Good Samaritan who manages to force the water out of their lungs. I have to be more careful with such people.
So, allow me to talk about the first time that I witnessed a drowning
It happened during the 40 days and 40 night in which God flooded the world. Yes, those days that God destroyed the world. It was the biggest storm that the world ever saw. I am very glad that God promised never to do it again
because I can't stand the thought of having to go through that sort of Hell again. Of course, there have been plenty of typhoon, hurricanes, and monsoons that have occurred since then that have brought about similar instances and memories for me (Katrina being one of them, but that's for another time).
Here's a fact that I'll bet you didn't know: Rain didn't exist before the flood. It's true! Rain hadn't existed yet, so you can only imagine the shocked reactions that came with those first few drops. Another fact you probably didn't know is that the ENTIRE world was flooded. Many people believe that the Flood was a metaphorical one. Oh let me promise you this: that was no metaphor! It was a terrible event and it was the only time in history where I LITERALLY took the soul over every human on earth with the exception of one family of people. Fortunately, after taking all of those souls, I got a vacation
or the closest thing to one
for the rest of those 40 days. There were no deaths to deal with and no souls to collect.
Another event that needs discussing is the Titanic. You perhaps were expecting me to talk about that ship, so here it is. I'll admit that I did become violently ill after that night, because I saw so much death in the most gruesome manner. I left many corpses to sink into the sea with eyes wide open and pale, terrified faces. Their bodies suspended in the water as if floating through empty space and
Lord, it was horrid.
The Titanic was a NIGHTMARE! That night when the iceberg struck the ship was absolutely horrifying. Granted, I wasn't there when the iceberg actually hit
but I ended up there shortly after. James Cameron's movie doesn't even begin to capture the real tragedy of that vessels sinking. I know this because I was there on that moonlit night of one of the greatest natural disasters to ever occur on the sea.
The people in the 3rd class portion of that ship were all slow in their deaths, but at least I didn't have to second guess myself with any of them. Apparently the Titanic is making a comeback now with its restoration projects and movies made in its honor
I can tell you that no movie truly captures the HORROR of that night. The ship was falling apart and thousands of screaming men, women, and children scrambling for lifeboats that weren't there and people drowning and sucking in the freezing cold water as they sank to a watery grave.
I think the greatest piece of poetic justice concerning this ship was how it was claimed that: "Not even GOD could sink this ship." I find that hilarious in a twisted sort of way. When you challenge God like that, you're kind of dooming yourself, aren't you? Let's think about that for a moment, if you will. If you are a religious person, and you are about to partake in an experience in which someone is challenging God himself
would you not feel a little uneasy about the whole thing? I could make many, MANY references to periods in history in which I witnessed first-hand what became of those who challenged God
it was NEVER a fun experience. That said, I don't want you to make the mistake that this was a funny thing. The Titanic was a horrible tragedy.
I despise having to visit people in this method, and I hope that I don't have to visit too many more people in this way. I must continue on to work now (hopefully not a drowning). Until another time.