Not a day has gone by in my life when I haven’t thought about death. Or when the thought of death hasn’t touched me in some way. But then something curious happend. What happend was…I developed an abscess with early signs of blood poisoning and the swelling had to be cut away. I felt a little jab…and then…nothing. Eight hours of my life, you see…are completely obliterated. This fascinated me, because I thought - Is this what death is like? You’re a light that’s lit. And then one day it’s extinguished. And there’s nothing - no flame left. So death is nothing to be afraid of.