What an absolutely lovely way to think.. I like that very much.On the subject of hell like NDE's, I believe this is what is projected from the consciousness of the person having the NDE. Take our dreams for example - we create the dreamworld we enter into when the physical body sleeps! So I believe we create the NDE experience we have.
I've actually thought about this possibility and I plan to say "excuse me just a few minutes" and then sneak away and get as far from them as possible. The last thing I want to do is go over why I did this and that and remember when -- for what would seem like an eternity. But then again, maybe that is a Sartre-style hell.That is going to be a lot of pets...
I imagine if they are all there waiting it's going to be quite the reunion.
Same for people. It might be like one of those huge reunion bar-b-qs last for 800 years just to say hi to everyone again!
My NDE was a beautiful experience, it happened 41 yrs ago and is still as fresh today as when it occurred. I will write it out and post it later.