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Life and Death

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 Life and Death2003-01-17 22:26
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Nobody died, but it is sometimes a good thing to say things while one can. The following was written by Henry Scott Holland on May 15, 1910 and was part of his sermon on death delivered at Westminster while the body of King Edward VII lie in state. And I concur. That would be how I'd prefer looking at death. The fullness of life is eternal, and doesn't really get diminished, just because we die once in a while.
Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well...

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10 Feb 2003 @ 18:36 by flamedeus : cool
I really like this; it makes a lot of sense to see life from this perspective; becuase human existing is a part of the earth's energy, death is a event in a natural cycle of eternity!!!  

29 Apr 2016 @ 05:02 by Brandilyn @ : QskrTiCfeD
Hi Audery, I have done many exemirepnts with the recipe on this web page but I have not used a supermarket packet mix before so I am really sorry I am unable to help with that one. I have never seen a macrons split in the middle like the pic you sent. Try this recipe instead of the packet mix and see how you go : )  

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