I no longer call it death, I call it mortality. Because that is what it is. Since we are born, our days are numbered; we are mortal.
The mistake is to believe we are eternal, to believe that the people we love are also eternal.
We live in denial until life and death remind us of our fragility, vulnerability and, I repeat, our mortality. Death is just a new beginning. It is a destination, not an end. Easy to write, difficult to accept. I've been working on this for a few weeks. I no longer want to see death as a tragedy, as something unfair. This is part of an exercise of acceptance, not of a resignation one. And no, I am not looking for you to agree with me, I am just sharing.
What I would like to do is to invite you to live like there's no tomorrow.