It is my pleasure to introduce you to author-Juneta Key
INTERVIEW WITH DEATH
The author: I have managed to get Death to consent to speak to me in a public forum. I appreciate the time he has taken, so I will get right to it. You know, you have a very scary job title. You represent so many things in life; in essence, you influence both life and death. Your symbolic presence touches every aspect of humanity. You can represent renewal, rebirth, mobility, shifting, transition, opportunity, possibilities, clearing, cleansing, opening, beginnings, and endings.
You have many names. I am just going to pick a few of my favorites: The Man in Black, Angel of Death, Uriel, Cronus, Azra’il, Anubis, Grey Walker, Dark Companion, Enma, Samael, Thanatos, Grim Reaper, the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, even Father of Time from Celtic folklore, the Destroyer
DEATH: “Let me interrupt here. Humans view death as an ending, but energy is never gone. Human are beings of energy that are housed in the flesh, energy cannot be destroyed. It is just converted, transformed or changes.”
“So you see yourself as what, a ferryman like Charon, as sometimes you are depicted?”
DEATH: “Not really, but that would be more accurate as to what I do, however, before I became human I would have said, I am Death. I just am.”
“And now that you are human?”
DEATH: I am not sure I know the answer to that question. I am a man.” He held his hands out in front of his face studying them. He frowned.
“Does that make you angry?”
DEATH: “It makes me humble.”
For a moment, I did not know what to say, the answer was unexpected. “Why is that?”
DEATH: “I have been given life, a soul. Man despite his weaknesses embodies all that is heaven and hell.”
I had to think about that answer for a minute. “I guess you mean the archetypes, as man is made in God’s image? And that man is born into sin?” It was hard to get my mind around what he was implying. I was not sure, if he even knew.
DEATH: “I suppose. Man embodies hope, there is the purpose of his creation, and yet he is his darkest enemy. Hell wages war on Heaven, yet man will tip the odds.”
“What do you mean?”
DEATH: “That is not why I am here. Let’s move on.”
“Okay.” I looked down at my notes. I thought I was about to learn one those meanings of life questions, but you do not push Death, even if he is only a man now. “As I understand it, you have been cast into life, yet the Apocalypse is still on the horizon?”
This was frustrating. I decided to change tactics. “You don’t have your powers, so how do you know this?”
DEATH: “I just do.”
“You are one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, what does that mean for you, if you are human?”
DEATH: “My destiny is the same. That burden is one of my darker destinies.”
“So you have more than one destiny?”
DEATH: “Yes. I have free will, as do you. My choices create my path, and change my destinies.
“So what do you think you’re being human is about then?
DEATH: “A gift.” There was a long pause, before he continued. “A distraction. A tactic. A ploy.”
That created several questions in my mind. I decided to go with this, “So how are you going to change that?”
DEATH: He sighed. “I do not know yet, but I am working on it.”
DEATH: “I have help.”
DEATH: “A magus, a psychic, a seer, a priest, and an almost angel.”
“An almost angel?”
DEATH: “Yes, he is earning his wings.”
Okay, I had more questions than when I started the interview, yet no answers to what I really wanted to know. He had taken me by surprise, sidelining my original points of questioning. “I appreciate your being here today, and granting the interview. I would like to thank our audience for joining us today, but we are out of time. However, this is not the end. We will learn more about Death’s story in the upcoming novel, Apocalypse, Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: Guardians of the Seals. The date of released has not been confirmed yet, but sometime this year.”
Juneta Key is originally from Texas, now living in Florida with a roommate, and two cats. She has a strong interest in mythology, philosophy, and spiritual pursuits. She believes in the laws of attraction, and the effects that a positive attitude can have on a person’s life. She has been writing, and playing on the canvas of her imagination, since she was a kid. She enjoys cruising in her Ford Mustang convertible, relaxing at the beach, sunset cruises, pursuing the pirate’s life, and finding her own happiness in the daily living. You can check out her website at http://www.junetakey.com/ or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JunetaKey, Twitter: @JunetaKey, Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/pub/juneta-key/65/66a/439/
Bibliography: Sources for some information gathered from Yahoo Answers, and What’s Your Sign? http://www.whats-your-sign.com/symbolic-meaning-of-death-and-loss.html