*Article reproduced from http://jazmaonline.boards.net/thread/186/legends-afterlife with permission from the author.
Death. The word alone seems to put a bitter taste in the mouth, or a heaviness on the heart. I have been obsessed with understanding the part of the life cycle that is death since I was little, and had lost two very special people in my life within the same year. The usual feelings when losing a beloved is: why would God, if there is such a thing, do this? Why would a God allow death? Why have they been taken away from me? These are all real and valid feelings.