Death is not a word we embrace. I think we hate change and we hate the loss of control and emotions that death provides us. It is hard enough to deal with it when it is someone you love or know but when it is you-how that must rock your soul. In looking at Michael Jackson and Farah’s death, I think people are sad because these are people who are suppose to live on glamorous and beautiful in our collective memory. They are not supposed to die tragic and suffering. They are our Elvis and Marylyn-crazy/beautiful. Moreover, we are reminded of our limitness on the earth and quickly it slips away.
Hollywood is reality on steroids. When you look at all these people getting Botox and plastic surgery and judge I think it is self-righteous. We all think we are going to live forever and we hate to admit we are going to die and the world will keep turning. I have held onto many relics of my life-emotional and psychical rather than admit the time has come and gone.
I am not sure if this should make you sad. I think no matter what you believe-surely you can see death is natural. These are no fountain of youth and it is the one experience we are guaranteed to share. We spend our humanity trying not to be human , perhaps, and death is always there to remind us what we really are .