First, some poetry from the great Japanese poet Monk Sogi;
That man's life is but a dream -
is what we now come to know.
Its house abandoned,
the garden has become home
Bad news is often corrected by good news the next day. What once was is now gone and something else in its place. Yet what once was continues on in another form. Maybe death is what wakes us up from this dream. Perhaps we’ll sit back and laugh at it all.