There is no pain and sorrow, and new hopes and new things are before me. These truths encourage me to leave this temporary earthly dwelling to an eternal place in heaven. I noticed there is a deep desire in me to go to this place where I belong. I long to be in Heaven, as that is where I can have an unbroken relationship with God. I should not be afraid and learn to trust in God when I approach dying.
Humans learn about the simplicity of their lives and how easy that life can end in a blink of an eye. The constant thought of death is crushing and makes life seem pointless. Humans start to realize that there is nothing they can do to truly escape death, and death starts to be a big part of their lives. It surrounds the world in all aspects of life. Truthfully, it is tough to go a day without seeing, hearing, or thinking about death.
Because he loved her so much he didn’t want her to be dead so he imagined her as someone else. He tried to make the body fake and make her not dead so that he would be able to see her again and he wouldn’t lose her. Another quote was “So I followed her down the frozen pond. It was late, and nobody else was there, we held hands and skated almost all night under the yellow lights.”(232). After she died he was looking for a way to remember her and that was how he did, by imagining what they could of been if she was still alive.
Therefore when Death’s own metaphorical time comes he must bring himself to death. On page 543, Death says, “And remain.” Death will be all that remains, and so he must come for himself metaphorically at the end of things. “I am haunted by humans,” are Death’s ending words on page 550. Death meets humans. He becomes attached to them, and then one day he must collect their soul when they die.
She says, “if we have neglected the development of the spirit for the sake of the material, we have the time now to think again about what it means to be alive, to be full of life, to love all of life, to be full of God. These can be the years when our spirits soar beyond any old injuries, above all the old pettiness, overcome all the ingrained prejudices that have kept us from enriching our lives with friends who are black and brown and yellow and red and white” (Chittester, 2008). This message is compelling to me because I often tell myself that there is always tomorrow. There will be more time to make connections. There will be more time to do more good.
Death seems more welcoming, inviting the reader to see things his/her way. “Come with me and I’ll tell you a story. I’ll show you something” (544). This line makes death seem to be also compassionate, always wanting to tell a story to the readers about amazing people he/she has observed throughout life. Since death is a mirror of mankind through the human traits he shows, it makes readers able to see the human race as a whole through Death’s stories which help the reader understand the paradoxical message.
You have to know yourself where you come from who you stand for, because if you 're not yourself you wouldn 't be living your life. Be yourself, let your light take you far in life don’t let people judge because of how they look. The poem Amen by James Baldwin if you don’t feel death you know where you going when you die, death is going because you 're still living praising the Lord praises God while on earth getting and having a closer and closer relationship feeling God 's presence being with God for eternal life there would be that secret knowledge would be seeing the Lord it would be the most beautiful and best thing in the world.
Embracing Death: A Rhetorical Look at Clendinen’s “The Good Short Life” How does one want to die? That might be a question too harsh for some to think about. So, maybe the correct question would be, how can one embrace death? Everyone’s answer to this question is more than likely going to be vastly diverse. Do people embrace death and live every moment to the fullest until it is their time to go?
He states that “there is good hope that death is a blessing … either the dead are nothing and have no perception of anything, or it is, as we are told a change a relocating for the soul from here to another place. As his time is coming to an end he continuous to say that only god knows what will await him after death and no one knows what actually occurs. This claim is reasonable because no one knows the truth behind death, even though he doesn’t know either that is not enough evidence for him to fear
Just thinking of the thoughts and feelings of death, doesn’t make anyone to happy to think about it. However, death is a part of life that all humans go through and have to get over. This leaves the readers with several questions. Why would someone want to kill themselves? Is it worth it?