Okay--lemme try this again. I've been pondering this and what came to mind was a story I read--somewhere--(lousy memory) of a man who had died and gone to the "pearly gates"--quite unlike his expectations. Instead of a "glory" kingdom, instead, he came upon a simple door, whereupon he was granted simple access, being told this: "You have come into favor with the creator. Within this door, you will find two doors. Most are granted only a choice of one, but you, because you are chosen, may open both, and then decide wherein you will enter." So he entered, and as promised there were the two doors. He opened the first, and inside he saw, a mass of people, sitting at a great banquet table...before a feast unlike that he had never seen before. And yet all were crying in agony. He noticed then that their arms were malformed, being too long, too stiff, and unable to reach their mouths with the fork of their feast. They were emaciated and starving, and he turned away...
So then he opened the second door. Inside he saw the same great banquet, same guests feasting, upon the same food, with the same malformed arms. But instead of the moaning and suffering and squalor, he saw them happily feeding each other...and he knew that this was heaven, and entered.
(by the way, I would love to credit the original author of this story, but I know not whom...if anyone knows...please, I'd love to know myself.)
[This message has been edited by serenity (edited 07-14-2000).]