Friday, February 18, 2011


Anything which ends is not exciting because there are no further mysteries, nothing further to go or because all unknowns are known. Therefore, anything which ends with a question mark or with a promise of future chapter(s) is interesting, exciting and almost always welcome.

Except one thing. Death.

Death could have an element of gloom or a streak of a pain or even misery or horror but it can never be boring, because it is completion of one journey with  a promise for a further journey, a dialogue for future and a desire to know the ultimate Unknown. A secret which can not be divulged or one last thing fully involving, the experience which may not have an ease of sneeze or yawning but as much involving as when you stop thinking everything else.

Stewart Alsop (1914-74) an American writer has said that "A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist."

Ironically, adios/sayonara/cheerio to all those lucky people who are destined to die.

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