Life and Death – Twin sisters, two edges of the same blade, or the difference between light and shadow, each giving shape and stricture to the other.
Yet, how differently do we mortals feel about each of them, loving one and hating the other even as we bound to both.
Life asked Death, “Why do people love me but hate you?”
Death responded, “Because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth.”
How strange and sad it is that we love the fleeting lie or fantasy that is life yet hate the eternal truth that is death, and how hellish would be the lesson we would learn if we could, in our folly and hubris, make life the lasting truth and spurn forever the gift of death’s truth.