Monday 10 July 2006

Icy Hands

My prev post had a very ominous title.

Saturday was my maternal grandmother's 74 birthday which we celebrated with a lot of joy but Sunday was the day when a close friend's mom left this realm rather suddenly.

It was all very shocking. So it seemed like the right time to have some quotes on that which lays its icy hands on kings.

I'll try to be philosophical and not funny nor morbid.

For certain is death for the born
And certain is birth for the dead;
Therefore over the inevitable
Thou shouldst not grieve.

- Bhagavad Gita (250 BC - 250 AD), Chapter 2


Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come,
we are not.

- Epicurus (341 BC - 270 BC), from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers