|bluebells on the heath. from my iphone|
Roger Ebert on death:
That is what death means. We exist in the minds of other people, in thousands of memory clusters, and one by one those clusters fade and disappear. Some years from now, at a funeral with a slide show, only one person will be able to say who we were. Then no one will know.via Explore
I expect this is sad. But it feels right to me. We live on in the memories of those we've touched and, as time passes, fade away. It's right that we diminish. Humanity lies in our fleeting nature (or, dying gives us size*). What's the alternative, anyway?
Immortality? Yeah. Notsomuch, thanks.
*don't blame me - Doctor Who was on the iplayer while I was eating lunch