I came across this link while rummaging through past comments in my blog. Apologies to isagani x for my late reply. Isagani x asks:
“Which of the following do you consider as the most painful event?
1. Not seeing your love one on the day of your wedding, that is being stood up
2. Not seeing your love one before he/she dies
3. Not seeing your love one before you die
4. Suppose that life after death is true, not seeing your love one attend your funeral”
Hmm… parang walang tulak-kabigin sa mga ito ah. Everything will result in the — to borrow an oft-used phrase — “pagwasak ng aking puso!” Pero dahil sabi ni isagani x na pumili, e di pumili!
I’d have to go with #3 — not seeing my love before I die.
Why? Because that would be the last chance for me to see, talk to, touch, joke with, and smile at my love. This may seem a little selfish pero I’m dying na nga eh. Ano ba naman yung isang huling tingin, di ba?
Getting stood up can be very painful but you can always rationalize later on (after the mega-hangover wears off) that “maybe it just wasn’t meant to be… that both of us are better off not married…”
Not seeing your love before he/she dies can also be a good thing (sometimes), lalo na kung mahina ang puso mo at di mo keri yung mga makawasak-dibdib moments na ganito.
Finally, while not seeing your loved one attend your funeral can be very sad, it is also quite easy to remedy — e di ikaw ang dumalaw sa mahal mo! hehehe… Malay mo… kung medyo mahina din pala puso niya e di magkikita rin kayo agad sa afterlife!