• I’ve long since given up on any belief or even hope that when we die we pass into some ecstatic pure-light tunnel with all of life’s burdens lifted and…I don’t know, you’re a kid again or maybe just a perfect smile. Now I’m just hoping that a just-deceased person gets to sample this realm just a little bit, just a little bit of a cosmic tingle or chuckle before surrendering to the big, black, silent and eternally trippy whatever-it-is that actually awaits.

    • Edward Delavilla

      do DMT, then you’ll know what happens

  • Yeah, well, whatever Williams is up to now, I’m sure it’ll be something without constant battles with himself. That, in and of itself, is a blessing.

  • suttercane

    I think it was Benicio del Toro who had my favorite answer to that question – “Here are the keys. You may come and go as you please.”

    • Fabio Silva

      My favorite was De Niro’s: “If God exists he’s got a lot of explaining to do.”

  • DukeSavoy

    Dr. Sam Parnia, a critical care doctor and director of resuscitation research at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, studies what people experience in that period after their heart stops and before they’re resuscitated. He was interviewed in 2013 on the NPR show Fresh Air. One chilling finding he noted from his studies was that people who had attempted suicide and were resuscitated all recounted horrible “after death” experiences. They said the experience was so unsettling that they would never attempt suicide again. Fascinating interview.