My friend's son died last week. He was only 43 and his death was unexpected and a dreadful shock. My friend is a woman with strong faith and she has firm beliefs regarding the spiritual aspects of death. Our conversations after her son's death and my thinking and reading this week were more about how we think about the end of life, both that of a loved one and our own. Talking about the end of a life is not fun or popular, but it is inevitably talked and written about, even sometimes with humor.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die
any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
George Bernard Shaw
Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone,
his own burden, his own way.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Health nuts are going to feel silly someday,
lying in hospitals dying of nothing
A man's dying is more the survivors affair than his own.
They say such nice things about people at their funerals
that it makes me sad to realize that
I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.
.....grief makes an hour ten.
Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.
We all have to die someday if we live long enough.
And for bloggers
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live,
I wouldn't brood. I'd type faster.