As I approach 60 years of age (currently 56) I'm starting to see the end-of-life pattern as my and my wife's parents are approaching the jumping off point. I see anger in my Mom, that she can no longer live alone and is currently being forced to live with my brother and she has stated on many occasions she wants to die. As my wife's Dad nears the end with serious health issues, I see anger in her Mom, or maybe it is just denial or the beginning of acceptance that her husband is going to die. So I wonder how do most people face the end of their lives? Is it with fear and anger or is it with acceptance and gratitude for being allowed to experience it? And that part of living your life is facing your death (ideally in bed, asleep)? Even I continue to think of the final reckoning as a long way off, but I hope when the time comes I can accept it calmly, not be paralyzed with fear, and enjoy those around me every minute that I can. I realize that most of you young whipper-snappers don't even think about it. It's like something way beyond the horizon. You think it's a long way off, but as I was talking to my son about his Grandparents I had to remind him he was only 26 years behind me. When you think in terms of a lifetime, 26 years is not that much.