Some religious types can’t understand how Atheists don’t believe in heaven… Life after death… Well, we don’t have to believe in ethereal palaces & virgins all over the place (all sounds a bit selfish to me), because we have the real deal.
If you leave a good life, then you’ll be loved and remembered after you’ve passed away. The body is just a vehicle of particles, atoms and such like, flying together in close formation.
Once you’ve gone, you’ve gone… but you leave behind a legacy of encounters, events, conversations, friends, feelings… memories.
That is heaven. To be remembered and loved.
Live a good life now, and live on forever after in the people you leave behind.
In memory of a friend I didn’t know well enough.