You think the day he gives you his terrifying smile
is the day of parting with the world.
But it is actually the day of gathering with the angels.
You think the day he knocks on the door to your soul is the end of life,
But it is actually the beginning of another life.
You think he is the greatest enemy of life,
But he is merely a reliable messenger of Life
Who wants to remind you that you are no one
but a wayfarer on the road of life.
In a sacred communion,
he shakes your hand and introduces himself as ‘Death’.
At once you think that your acquaintance with death
is the most tragic experience of life.
But death is not the most tragic experience of life
For the most tragic experience of life is
what is dying inside us while we remain living.