How to Die

Oh, darn, and just as I was beginning to take charge of my life.

If you know not how to die, never trouble yourself; nature will fully instruct you upon the spot; she will exactly do that business for you; take you no care.

Michel de Montaigne
The Complete Essays (1572-1586)

Cartoon by Robert Mankoff
The New Yorker, 4 May 1987

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