Everyone Must Die

Everyone must die. Everyone does. Yet we persist in taking it personally when it happens to us or to someone we love. When it happens to someone we love, we always wonder how we could have saved them by being a better person. And when it happens to someone we don’t love, why that’s clearly because God has judged them and found them worth punishing with some horrible disease.

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “Everyone Must Die”

  1. It’s a universal dictum that everyone must die. In a nutshell—from womb to tomb. Life is just a prelude toward a final state—death. The connotation of finality is clear to many, but I like to think of it as a transitional state or life on another level—a much higher level. It’s a mystery to all the living, and it frightens many of us since it’s natural that we’re frightened by what is unknown. It’s just some food for thought…

  2. A lone tube light threw a ghostly white light in the white tiled , high roofed room. It was strangely cold inside. Against the walls were arrayed various trolleys containing steel drums, bandages, medicines.The most disconcerting object in the room, lay on a steel bed, covered in white sheet, the outline unmistakable.
    Because the death occurred in the wee hours of the morning, the night staff had no time to “pack the body”.
    A stifled sob drew the attention of the nursing staff to the husband, who had sneaked into the labour room , to catch a glimpse of his spouse, as she lay on the cool, hard , steel bed.
    “Come , come , now ” the matron wrapped her arms around the slightly built army man , still dressed in his fatigues, ‘Everyone must die, at some point or the other.”
    ‘What a heartless thing to say!!’ we thought as we busied ourselves, cleaning the room ,full of stench of blood and death.

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