Life or Death?

Life, What a mystery! Death, a misery or greater mystery?

As I write this, I beg to remember past incidence of the death of close relations and I conclude that life itself is truly vanity. The things we gain in her proves to be "unworth"
it. While alive, we concede to many things, mostly odd. One of which is selling our worth and integrity over things that are little and incomparable. Now, in our bid to regain our integrity when we sure need it, we discover that we can and may not retrieve it for the price becomes heavier. I recall a story of an engraving on a tomb in Richmond, Virginia which reads:

"Stop my friend as you go by
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, you soon will be
So prepare yourself to follow me."

A thinking school boy passing by one day paused to read this interesting message. After a moment of thought, he picked his crayon and wrote on the tombstone:

"To follow you, I'm not content
Until I know just where you went"

Can we think now and see the mystery in death, the vanity in life and the incertainty of both?
Let me say, "It is well".

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