“it is a curious thing, the death of a loved
one. we all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually
all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up.
and yet it is
always a surprise when it happens to someone we know.
it is like walking up the
stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than
there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment
of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”
-A Series of Unfortunate Events – The Reptile Room