Life is full of 'wayang', death becomes a Shakespearean play of elaborated details that come to nought, for the dead cannot see the aplomb of men's fallacy of pretence.
"If you have a friend worth loving, love him. Yes and let him know you that you love him, ere life's evening shadows tinge his brow with sunset glow, why should good words never said of a friend until he is dead?" - Daniel W Hoyt.
Not for him the dead but for the people around to appreciate how many pails of crocodile tears are shed. A display of emotional emptiness !! That is human living in a delusive world !.... Yes! "only in death do we speak well of people; why not in life?" For death is the end all ......dead men tell no lie, the living lie through their teeth.
And our ex-president Wee Kim Wee in his book "Glimpses and Reflection" said
and I quote : "Death is the leveller of all things." -unquote. Everyone will be the same in death...what fame? what fortune? what power? what wealth?...It is but a legacy of a person's life. Time will dim many a memory. Only History can reminisce.
The impermanence of life with Time at a constant.
Patrick Lee Song Juan