It’s probably important to have someone remind you that you’re alive on occasion. It’s probably even more potent when that reminder comes from a dying person. Just being near death like that can serve as a reminder of life. Watching someone die heightens the difference between the living and the dead. Ah! I am alive. Ah! My blood pumps throughout my body. It makes my flesh pliant, it puts a spark in my eyes. Life courses through me every minute and almost every minute I take it for granted.