"I suppose I should envy the after-life believers, the genuflectors, the happy-ever-after
ones, who know that we shall all meet again in some celestial vacuum, but I don't.
I'd rather face up to the finality and get on with my life for as long as it lasts.
Those I have really loved are still with me in moments of memory - intact and unchanged.
I cannot envisage them in another sphere. I do not even wish to. I'll settle, without
apprehension, for oblivion."