Thursday, June 07, 2007


Death is the permanent end of the life of a biological organism. Death may refer to the end of life as either an event or condition.

That is how the encyclopedia defines it.When you read it,it sounds so simple and uncomplicated.Sometimes you wish it were that way.But they forgot to add certain points in the definition like sudden,heart-breaking etc.It says,Death may refer to the end of life,but what after that?

The worst deaths can be the ones that are premature(before their time) and sudden(without any warning).They are the ones that cause the most pain because often in these cases,the loved ones don't have a clue that this may be the last time they are seeing the person.What makes it worse is the many things that have been left unsaid which leads the survivor down a self destructive path of "I should have told him/her how much i loved him/her" which in turn leads to suicidal and manic depressive thoughts and in the worst case scenarios,actions.

My experiences with Death have pretty much scarred me for life.It has made me slightly stronger,but also very paranoid.I do not fear my death,but i fear having to live through the death of my loved ones which is a fate worse than death.It is the closest equivalent of what hell may feel like.


dats*preets said...

Vikram, this one was very heart-felt. Well, it's not just death, even love is defined vaguely in a dictionary, for a dictionary knows no emotions!

I hope your neighbours move ahead in life, and may his soul rest in peace.

Ashwin said...

Don't spoil your head with the thoughts of your death. You have a long way to go, your are very far from death. If you scratch your head with death thouhghts you will waste your precious life on earth and after you die you won't have brain to think about your lived past. So only thik and imagine about how to live. That will lead you to a good death.