It is cruel is it not that only when we come in close contact with death, do we realize how beautiful life is? It is also unfortunate that some never realize it. It is a great waste of the gift we are given never to understand how precious that gift is and how it is our duty to make the most of it. Behold the one who has this dawn upon them and sets out to accomplish such a task. Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. The sages know that life is the mother of death and death may tap you on the shoulder at any time to come to the family reunion.