Sunday, November 6, 2011

Steve Jobs Last Words On Earth

"Oh Wow, Oh Wow, Oh Wow."

These are the final words of Steve Jobs.  Craig Brown at Mail on line called it clever.  I'm thinking it's a little move then clever, but what do I know?  He went on to say:

"Wow: There is something touching about the way Steve Jobs managed to bring the same sense of wonderment to death as he did to life"

Now we're talking!  We get this since of wonderment and also learned of this wonderful way to go from his biological sister, Mona Simpson.  She was present at his passing and gave the eulogy.  According to Fox News and The Associated Press, Simpson remembered his final moment, with Jobs glancing toward his family. 
Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them,” she recalled. “Steve’s final words were, Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.

So for all of us who've lost someone near and dear, "Oh Wow, oh wow, oh wow" carries a serious implication and significant ray of hope.  

For the skeptics who've given up, this is simply the body shutting down and the brain randomly firing and it must be sheer coincidence that he would say those specific words at that specific time.

Skeptics, I suppose you have a case.  I often wonder about it myself.  What if this really is all there is?  Even now, I have enough feathers to reconstruct a bird sanctuary and I still question.  Why?  Because we are human.  We have it in our nature.  
True believers and Christians, I say to you now, if you're not willing to accept that it's normal and human to question the existence of God and the afterlife, I tell you that you are hypocrites and diminishing the very sacrifice Jesus made.  
There can be no faith with out doubt.
"Because you have seen me you have believed.  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."  Jesus Christ.  John 20:29
Let's turn to Wayne Dyer for a second too.  In his book, The Power of Intention, Wayne lists off the last words of people he's long admired.

Allow me to share a few:

"Ram, Ram, Ram" -Gandhi

"It is very beautiful over there." -Thomas Edison

"I am going to that country which I have all my life wished to see."  -William Blake

Which brings me to some of the final words of my mother.  Prior to her passing, I started noting the things she was saying.  Now, more than ever is an excellent time to share them...

"I want you to be cautious and careful of our world.

"I want to go home."  She said that a few times.

She told my Grandmother, "I have a secret.  I've been there once.  But I didn't know what to do, so I came back."

One night, about four days before she passed, she nearly shot up in her bed  and said, "Harry?!?!"  That was my Grandfather on my father's side.  "Bring my mom and dad here."  She ordered.  Moments later she say's, "I have to get up and get dressed."

Some day, I'll put all of the notes of those weeks on here, but for now, just know this...

Skeptics, you're choosing to be skeptical because you're still pissed off over the Santa Clause incident.  It's safer for you not to believe and I'd like to invite you to start looking around your world and start wondering in the marvel of life and your infinite nature.  
So to bring this whole thing around full circle, I will quote Steve Jobs from the commencement address at the top.

"Stay hungry.  Stay Foolish."