We were reminded yesterday that few know the time or place where they will die. The best we can hope for is that we are prepared and ready when it calls. In a country of over 320,000,000 we see about 7,100 people die each day. Obviously the vast majority of these are personal and private, observed only by close friends and family.
The grief we feel is important to our healing process, just as when we cut ourselves and the blood flows out until it is stopped and the wound begins to heal with a scab to protect the tissue underneath. As hard as it is we should celebrate the life lived recalling joys shared as we move from the then to the now.