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On an Accidental, Untimely Death
Life plays an infinite variety of tricks, all the time; whimsically, without thought, intent, purpose, or ends of justice. Ironically, the good tricks make the most ephemeral mark on human consciousness; the bad and ugly are more durable. But the worst is when it extinguishes itself prematurely, violently from the most unsuspecting, unprepared being; living, throbbing, pulsating one minute, and in the next, not. Final, total, no second chance. This caprice of life is also the messiest and carries with it the unsolicited bonus of being most unforgetable, indelible. The tragedy is that its jokes on floundering humans can provide laughter, or tears, but life itself cannot laugh; or cry.