Written by Jeremy Anthony
“Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow” said Steven Paul Jobs aka Steve Jobs on his final breaths just hours before his death on October 5th.This information was disclosed as part of the eulogy his sister, Mona Simpson delivered for his October 16 Memorial, and was published by the New York Times and other publications.
Simpson reports to the world that Steve died peacefully, surrounded by his family:
“Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them.Steve’s final words were: ‘Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”
With all of the vast public reactions to the passing of Jobs, it should be of no surprise the amount of attention and questions these final words have posed worldwide.
Known to be highly religious in the Buddhist faith, and also with Jobs once describing death as “very likely the single best invention of life”, it is all the more comprehensible how blissful his passing was.
But does this mean that his final “oh wow’s” signify an entering into the afterlife? Or was it perhaps just an enlightenment to the magnitude of death?
Or maybe even an enlightenment of how beautiful life was?