Saturday, January 31, 2009

Posthumous School Schedule

During my logic class this week, I decided what classes I will take during my first semester as a student at Afterlife University (or whatever facility of quite literally higher learning is available in Heaven, assuming I make it in). Here’s what my first semester as a freshmen on the flipside will look like:

Philosophy of Mathematics
Intermediate Guitar
Introduction to Physics
Gardening 101
Culinary Arts for Beginners*
*time permitting

Why save these for the afterlife? Well, it’s not as if I don’t want to learn them now. Obviously they wouldn’t be on my list if I weren’t interested in them. But these are kind of like my fantasy classes, the classes I’d take now if only I had all the time and money in the world, not to mention the ability to grasp all of the necessary skills and concepts that the classes would be designed to teach me. It seems there are things like this—things we’d really like to know how to do or know more about, but either we don’t have the time to give them the full attention they would require or we simply don’t believe we could really master the material. Well, this is my list. Intermediate Guitar is a questionable inclusion, since guitar is something I should/would (could?) make more time for in this life. But it’s hard to devote the time to it that I wish I could/would (should?). Yes, it stinks, but that’s why I sometimes live in a fantasy world, making up lists of classes to take in the afterlife.

So, what classes will you be taking?


  1. well, I do know that your Grandpa Bob was looking forward to learning trapeze art. There will be no fear of getting hurt in the next life.
    It's an interesting thing to ponder. I'll have to do that (ponder I mean) and get back to you.

  2. I would like to surf. It won't happen in this lifetime.

  3. This was such a great break in my day! Someone thinking about things beyond here and now and money and the world falling apart. There is so much out there to learn and do! It's exciting and exhillarating (my first class should probably be spelling hu?). Hm, Damsel, can I take that surfing class with you? And I like the gardening one, but hope to not wait that long to sign up! Also I think someday I'd like to learn quantum physics. And be a writer and an artist and... I agree with you that some things we just don't have time etc for, but it sure gets me thinking of what I COULD make time for! Thanks for the uplift!

  4. I realized today that I want to study and get really good at

    and maybe photography.

  5. One more time:
    I would like to learn tailoring and make really beautiful coats using those fabulous Vogue patterns.

    See, you have me still thinking about this.

    You guys gonna' share the vegetables? I could make you a nice coat.