Ruminations

A Magpie's View of Death

There is a time for everything. . .
a time to be born and a time to die . . .
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance . . .
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
— Book of Ecclesiastes, Selections from Verse 3
Funerals, I have decided, are for the living.
— The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,
And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker,
And in short, I was afraid.
— The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock by T.S. Eliot
Between the three of us we had 120 years of experience in medicine, but it seemed a mystery.
— Atul Gawande in "Being Mortal"
This wallpaper is killing me.
— Misquote of Oscar Wilde's last words
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— My grandfather's last words