Death must be so beautiful

I am terrified of death. It is so heart-wrenching, so sudden, so final. It comes without warning and leaves in its wake a trail of tears and unfulfilled dreams. Still, this quote from Oscar Wilde’s  book-The Canterville Ghost- makes death sound not so bad, pleasant even.

“Yes, death. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace.”

If only we could have this while alive.