Saturday, 22 October 2011


He: Do you believe in reincarnation?
Me: No.
He (disappointed): Oh, what a pity!
Me: Why?
He: I want to see you in my next life. Then I’d marry you. I know your family name, so I can ask for you at the gate. But unfortunately you don’t believe in reincarnation...

Indeed, I do not believe in reincarnation just as I don’t share in any other religious belief. As I heard this, I felt an urge to ask some questions. For example: do they know there at the gate how my name is spelled in different alphabets? What if I’m a man in my next life? What if I am a lot younger or a lot older then? Will they allow you to choose where to go? I thought a person was not fully aware of their former life besides the belief that there had been one. So how is he going to remember his intention to marry me?

Belief and rationality don’t go so well together. And, with this possible marriage in mind, maybe it’s not so bad I don’t believe in reincarnation. ;)

Rupa & the April Fishes - Une americaine a Paris


  1. Whether you believe in reincarnation probably won't stop it happening to you if it's real... also, couldn't reincarnation also end with you coming back as a hamster or something?

  2. @Nick MB Apparently reincarnation only happens to those who believe in it. And indeed, I could be a hamster or a spider. Would he still marry me if I had eight legs?

  3. @Alexandra/Sasja You'd have to ask him. Eight legs mostly makes me think of The Human Centipede, and I doubt anyone's marrying that. Especially because it would be polygamy.


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