With my life on the line__ Where do I go? Do not wince and turn away! The death blow is only once headed your way and when it comes, it will embrace you like an old friend. The fear and imagined hell you close your eyes & mind & heart to is no hell at all but your life rising up to meet you. Live in a space of readiness. Bear your aliveness bravely, clumsily, gracefully, excitedly, proudly, generously, openly, silently, happily, humorously, loudly. Welcome your life every moment as you will one day welcome death, for life is merely death cloaked in adventure. Set the table, put on the kettle. Today we celebrate the return of our old friend.