There's a scene in Dr. Zhivago where the main character has gone to town to see his girlfriend and is slowly riding back to his family. When I saw that it made me think of the time I'd have in the new order. I looked forward to that.
Being able to live for twenty years at the foot of a mountain range, getting bored with it and packing up to go and live for twenty years at the beach; then in the desert; then in sub-Saharan Africa; then in a Brazilian rain forest. I looked forward to traveling all over the world and living several life-times getting to know other people's culture. And making, literally, a world-full of friends who all knew me by name.
Then, I will never forget the talk I heard about life in the new order where the speaker said: "we can't be dogmatic and say for certain what Jehovah has in mind when it comes to space travel. We don't know but that he may have in mind populating the universe with humans." I had never in my life heard anything as fantastic as that said from the platform. It blew my mind and opened up a world of possibilities.
Yeah... truth be told, I'll miss not living forever in a paradise earth. It was just about the one teaching that kept me in the truth so long. And what made it so hard to give it up.
tj ~ who doesn't mind gardening, so long as somebody else does it