Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

My head light with envy

My heart light with darkness

Whatever I do

I should not mention “existence”

You would be liable to mock me

For being so lazy

But when you talk of rainbows

And the sinking of mighty ships

It makes me want to jump

Head first into November

Where everything is a living thing

Cordial in Death’s company

We have overestimated

The honeyed breath of the endless

Its long ridiculous shadow
Derek Brown