Reason thus with life: If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing that
none but fools would keep...
is the greatest of all blessings to men."
It takes billions of years to create a human being.
And it only takes a few seconds to die."
I am aware of the baton which is passed from one generation to the
next. This is a life, take it, it's yours. Use it well and pass it on.
History is full of truncations, where the baton was dropped, or
fumbled, withheld or snatched violently away. I was a fumbler myself...
...she thought the human life span was too long. 'Really, I've
finished my life,' she said. 'I finished it when the girls got grown.
But here I am, just hanging around, marking time, waiting for things to
The most beautiful death is the one that is most willed. Our lives
depend on the will of others; our death depends on our own.
one of the more important deaths in history?
is slipping away...
...and social order...
sudden... ...by your own hand...
[death on the web...blogs etc.]
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updated 19 october 2010