For some it is the end of one journey and the commencement of another.
A sigh of relief for some. No more pain, uncertainty or the need to fight.
Fear for many, something that is taught by the books from a young age.
Tears for those left behind. Memories of moments shared, laughter that made your belly hurt and the joy of love, friendship or just being in their presence.
Sadness, coupled with a smile, a shudder of disbelief and the reality of a new chapter that begins now.
The urgency to make every moment count, that as we take that last breath, it is those very memories that will carry us all through to wherever or whenever we may meet again.
For all, a reminder that we are all mortal. That every single second matters.
Death, a place to rest.