The king my father, who was called Tinacrio the Sapient, was very learned in what they call magic arts, and became aware by his craft that my mother, who was called Queen Jaramilla, was to die before he did, and that soon after he too was to depart this life
, and I was to be left an orphan without father or mother.
Sparking a debate that has inflamed social and mainstream media in recent days, Dr Smith devoted his BMJ blog to comparing the ways we depart this life
- and which is most preferable.
We won't depart this life
until we hold those who conducted this massacre accountable.
They would rather have help to depart this life
while they are awake, rational, able to say goodbye to those they love, and avoid many of the indignities that occur as a result of their illness.
However, I feel I cannot depart this life
without bringing some relief to my mind and constant thoughts of those gone before me.
Not only will it conserve precious health care resources, but it will allow our loved ones to depart this life
with greater dignity and compassion.
But the net result of the televised last moments has been the opposite of what was intended: a chance at the last for Saddam to con duct himself with dignity 1 and depart this life
in the shroud of a martyr.
In reality, we who are alive live in the land of the dying and, when we depart this life
, we convey to the land of the living.
This is a pity, for deserving or not, it enables everyone to depart this life
with a good chance of an uncritical testimonial.
I think it is nice to depart this life
knowing you have thanked people for the things they have done for you.
There is a wealth of material available, some of it useful - such as vital information on breast lumps - some of it trivial, such as the "death clock", which sits on your screen, counting down to the day it predicts you will depart this life