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Life & Death | 5 Stages of Grief



Concept Art illustrated by Joshua Lindsay, thoughts about Life & Death.

In this illustration, I was thinking about Life & Death as I illustrated these lovely ladies from Comic Con dressed up in Cosplay ie Super Hero’s. As a child of the 1980’s, growing up towards the end of the cold war, Comic books were as popular then as Comic book movies are today in 2020. But in these stories, as a young child I was reading about Life & Death, these super hero’s were like Gods or Demi Gods, who decided who lives and who dies.

I also remembered during this time, my grand father died. I remember reading about the 5 stages of Grief people go threw when someone who played a fundamental role in your life dies… including contemplating my own mortality, as both a 5 year old, and today as as 30 something.

Which reminds me of what many Religious Leaders and followers talk about in their lectures and writings, which lead me to try to understand the Super Natural, or the Universe in general. The TV show Lost did this as well.

Questions always arise, when I am thinking about the Universe and my place in it. Questions like, Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? What happens to our Spirt when we die? Do we have a Spirt, or is this life all we have?… These are all questions one asks, as they awake up from whatever delusions, or day dream, disguise as belief system, or an ideology.

Comic books are manifestation of the Artist & Writers imagination, who appear to be contemplating Good v Evil, Life & Death as well.

It seems to me “Self Delusion” is like a spell we cast upon ourselves to avoid contemplating our own mortality, and the harsh reality of our Lives;

The scariest aspect of this thought, is not knowing.

This video, was an attempt to take myself threw the 5 stages of Grief. The five stages, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

Some never get over stages 1 and 2, Denial and Anger, which blinds them to the big picture, the grand scheme of things in this thing called life.


Sources


Audio quotes,
George Carlin “Education” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILQep…
Bill Burr: “Divorce Settlements – Gold Digging Whores” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv8TU…
Ricky Gervais’ Monologue – 2020 Golden Globes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCNdT…
The Devils Advocate, “Call me Dad” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQvTx…
W, “Born Again” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYlCe…
Lost Series Finale, “Moving On Jack” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL26K…

Music,
Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit” | Music Box
The Cranberries – “Zombie” | Piano
Elvis Presley – Always On My Mind, live https://youtu.be/RF5fW3-9DeI



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