Will's Sojourn to find the meaning of life
Journey along with Will. Discover what events in his life have brought him to this quest..
Will's writing, stories, and essays on the Meaning of life
The Letter writing campaign
I have embarked on a letter writing campaign to many people of the world asking them what they think the meaning of life is. Read the letter, and read the list of people I have sent it to. See their responses, if I get any. As of August 2, 2005 there have been no responses.
The Question in a bottle
I will be sending out notes in a bottle. You can keep track of how that is going here. Have I received any replies?
What do people say the meaning of life is? Learn more here
What famous, and not so famous books are there about the meaning of life?
The meaning of life has been covered in movies. Learn more about them.
What Comes Next
Inquiries into what happens to us after we die.
the meaning of life has been explored in many different ways by many different people from music to poetry. Learn more about it here.
Read quotes about the meaning of life
The Blog
Here you can get Will's daily thoughts on his quest.
The Bulletin Board
Join the Google group. Here you can read what other people have to say about the meaning of life. You can also post your own thoughts.
The Golden Rule:
There is one very important rule that must be followed in this quest. Find out what it is.
My Personal website where I have a lot of searching essays about my life and the meaning of it: 2007 - 2008 - 2009


A Pair of Shoes

Sometimes the smallest of things can have the biggest of meanings.


I was groggy, just having woken up from a glorious nap when my son knocked on my bedroom door. "Dad, are you awake?"

"Yeah sure, I was taking a nap, come on in."

"How do I look?" he asked me.

With a bit of confusion I looked him over. Then after a second I realized why he was asking. "Oh that's right, the funeral is today." He responded by nodding his head. His friends grandfather had died a few days earlier. I sat up on the bed and looked him over more carefully. He was wearing mostly black and before I could finish the inspection he lifted one foot a few inches off the floor and said: "Just these sneakers though" then he glanced at a pair of my dress shoes that were laying in front of my closet.
"You want to try them on? Sure go ahead. He nodded and slipped one sneaker off his foot and tentatively slid it into one of my shoes. With a grunt he kicked off the other sneaker and slid it into the second shoe. He then raised his head a little as if in thought "They fit pretty good. They are a little bit big but not so big that they fall off. He felt them one more time then thanked me and left.