Death comes as the End

I remembered this title of an Agatha Christie book when I read about the death of a senior citizen in the paper some time ago. He went back to the building as he had forgotten some papers. He waited for the lift, the door opened and he stepped in. Unfortunately, the door had opened but the lift had not been there. He must have walked in without really noticing and had fallen down the shaft to his death. Walking to the lift, he would not have known that they were his last moments. Did he suffer or was death instantaneous? It must have been such a shock to his relatives waiting outside.

Many a time people just go and when people pass away without suffering, they are the lucky ones. But not all are that lucky. Death of course comes as an end but that is not in our hands. How we face life depends a lot on us.

The lives of some of some of my near ones have taught me important lessons and I hope they will be with me as long as I live.

‘Accept whatever comes your way in life and do not keep worrying about what will happen or will not happen.

Accept changes and change with the times. Learn to accept the new and the different.

Do not live with fear all the time. If something is to happen it will happen, what is the point in being scared all the time.’

In the end I was also told it was easy to preach but not that easy to practice unless we make up our minds to do so. It all depends on us.
“Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.” Andrew Sachs

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By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

5 comments

  1. Shocking. Everyone wants a peaceful death. My father’s death was quick, he didn’t suffer at all whereas my mother suffered a lot.

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    1. It is really sad when we see their suffering and we can give them comfort but their suffering is theirs and they alone have to bear it and there is always the question why does this happen. Regards.

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