My niece lives in CT where today is a Snow Day. She pointed out that Fall dressed up as Winter for Halloween.
I hear that $7 billion is spent on Halloween, and this is the day when the population of the world may be 7 billion. $1.00 a person. Hmmm!
By now we are probably all aware of Steve Jobs last words:
OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.
I was reminded when I read his words of the ending of Leo Tolstoy's novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich.
And suddenly it grew clear to him that what had been oppressing him and would not leave him was all dropping away at once from two sides, from ten sides, and from all sides. He was sorry for them, he must act so as not to hurt them: release them and free himself from these sufferings. "How good and how simple!" he thought. "And the pain?" he asked himself. "What has become of it? Where are you, pain?"
He turned his attention to it.
"Yes, here it is. Well, what of it? Let the pain be."
"And death...where is it?"
He sought his former accustomed fear of death and did not find it. "Where is it? What death?" There was no fear because there was no death.
In place of death there was light.
"So that's what it is!" he suddenly exclaimed aloud. "What joy!"