When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency,
I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I will no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors.
I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country of no return.
Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake.
I answer the heroic question ‘Death, where is thy sting? ‘ with ‘ it is here in my heart and mind and memories.’