Senescence

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In biology, senescence (Latin senex , “old man” or “old age”), or aging, is a physiological process that causes a slow deterioration of body functions. Aging exists for most animal and plant species, but not all. Very rare species show … Read More

Edna St. Vincent Millay, “And you as well must die”

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 And you as well must die, belovèd dust,  And all your beauty stand you in no stead;  This flawless, vital hand, this perfect head,  This body of flame and steel, before the gust  Of Death, or under his autumnal frost, … Read More

Charlotte Brontë, “On the Death of Anne Brontë”

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There’s little joy in life for me, And little terror in the grave; I’ve lived the parting hour to see Of one I would have died to save. Calmly to watch the failing breath, Wishing each sigh might be the … Read More

Near-death experiences

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Near-death experience (NDE) is a term for a set of “visions” and “feelings” to a consecutive clinical death or advanced coma. These experiments represent a recurrent and specific characterization containing including: disembodiment, full vision of his own existence, the vision … Read More

Emily Dickinson, “If I Should Die”

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If I should die, And you should live, And time should gurgle on, And morn should beam, And noon should burn, As it has usual done; If birds should build as early, And bees as bustling go,– One might depart … Read More

Immortality of the soul and religious traditions

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Immortality is the fact for a living to escape death and stay alive for indefinite period of time, meaning to be eternal. At least since the Egypt of the pharaohs, many religions consider a post-mortem life whose conditions depend on … Read More

Pablo Neruda, “Only Death”

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There are cemeteries that are lonely, graves full of bones that do not make a sound, the heart moving through a tunnel, in it darkness, darkness, darkness, like a shipwreck we die going into ourselves, as though we were drowning … Read More

Grief

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Grief is a reaction and a feeling of sadness experienced after the death of a loved one. Often associated with suffering, grief is also seen as a necessary process to issue, called resilience. When an event causes a crisis in … Read More

Emily Dickinson, “Because I could not stop for Death”

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Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality. We slowly drove – He knew no haste And I had put away My labor and my … Read More

Dracula’s Castle (Bran Castle) – The Terrace

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The road to the Rucăr Pass seen from the castle terrace. Film made by Dan Alexoae

Dracula’s Castle (Bran Castle) – The Yard

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The decorative fountain, the secret passage, the habits of the Queen Maria, the chapel. Film made by Dan Alexoae

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