Arron used to have this thing about Entropy. In the film that his friend Rob made from Arron’s stag, the one that was played at his memorial service, he tells his friends, “Entropy is all there is.” I honestly don’t know what the hell Entropy is other than a measure of randomness. If you want to learn more, here is the Entropy page on Wikipedia. Yea, I didn’t get it either. But I still wonder what his fascination with it was. Knowing him, he just liked saying the word. Entropy. It’s a good word. And it makes you sound smart. He was smart and did probably actually know what it meant.
I got into a discussion with one of Arron’s cousins who knows I go in for all that “psychic/ghost hooey.” He’s read my book and knows I believe that Arron is around somehow, hanging about in some other-worldly place, drinking martinis and looking after Olivia while she goes under the knife. Davey thinks I am full of crap. He is one of the many who claims to be of the scientific ilk and he needs scientific proof that an afterlife exists. In the meantime, he is happy with the “lights out” theory of afterlife. He doesn’t care that its grim, lacks any kind of imagination, would do away with any good ghost/horror movies and kind of puts a damper on life. Or maybe, as he claims it doesn’t. Living life to the fullest takes on new meaning. I get it, sort of.
Part of his argument, is that the human brain is capable of so much more than we will probably ever understand (and I just LOVE that kind of irony!) and that it is capable, if not instinctually pre-wired to believe in an afterlife. Our brain is our very own self-soother, rationalizing any old pesky fear we can come up with. SO… with that in mind, our brain does all these kooky things like believe in psychics and signs from our lost loved ones in the form of lights turning on and the smell of smoke and make us think, of COURSE there is an afterlife. But what if its just our brains making us believe there is, because, well its a whole lot more interesting than that silly “lights out” idea, right Davey?
I guess the huge brain theory is just as viable as the afterlife one. Who am I to say? If there is one thing I know in this random world, its that anything is possible. Still not sure how the entropy thing fits into all of this, but boy, it sure sounds good, doesn’t it?