The Death Diaries

The Death Diaries

They say that there are only two things you can be certain of in life – Death and taxes.

Well I’ve paid plenty of taxes.

 

(The Death Diaries is a book on death that I have had on the back boiler for a number of years!)

2 thoughts on “The Death Diaries

  1. Hey Opher – Certainties of life, ‘death and taxes’, might also include a ‘ time to live and a time to die’.

    It could be suggested that this modern perspective is a truncation of Ecclesiastes 3, 1-8:

    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
    A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
    A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
    A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
    A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
    A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
    A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
    A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

    One wonders quite what season the world is in right now?

    Good luck with the back-boiler book.

    DN

    1. I think we are in mid-winter right now – surrounded by bleakness and the spirits are low – but there is always a Spring and a reblossoming!
      As for the Death Diaries – I seem to have misplaced it somewhere. I have fragments left. It is something I will go back to at some point. I still like the idea of it.
      Too many ideas – not enough time!

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