What would you say to death if you met her or him?

  • I would ask her or him to have a seat and whether they would like a drink.
  • I would ask how they felt about their job.
  • I would ask them if they felt guilty about taking life or whether they find it fulfilling.
  • I would express my sympathy at them having a thankless job.
  • I would ask what I should do to be prepared for my own death.
  • I would ask if there is an afterlife.
  • I would ask which religions got it right or if the atheists are right.
  • I would ask what she or he does on her or his day off.
  • I would ask if she or he always wore black or if that is a business uniform.
  • I would ask if she or he used the scythe or if it is the trademark of the business.
  • I would ask why she or he hid her or his face.
  • I would ask to see her or his face.
  • I would ask her or him to bring me a souvenir from the other side.
  • I would ask if she or he accepts tips.

©2017 Stephen L. Martin

Painting: Artist Unknown Life and Death

Image from Wellcome Trust, Wellcome Library, London Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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