Elysian Fields is an avenue in New Orleans named after the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris. It is also a conception of the afterlife that was developed by the Greeks. Our view of heaven depends on our theology, or lack thereof. Some believe that heaven is a physical place. Others believe its a spiritual condition. Some people believe heaven can be found on Earth. I choose to believe that there is a place where we will see our loved ones again. I believe that there is more to us than just these temporal bodies. I believe that our souls are eternal.
There are so many things we experience in life that transcend this physical realm in which we exist. Love is a great example of one of the eternal things we experience in life. Love is eternal, and I believe that Elysian is filled with love. It is a place where we experience the love of our creator up close and personal without the distractions of this world. It is a place where pain ceases to exist. It is a place of peace and joy. It is a place of rest.