Rest in peace, DR.PAD. More a brother than a brother in law. A damn fine human being.
Sombre thought—Bhishma was not the only one with the right to iccha mrityu, the decision to leave this mortal body.
At some level, it takes guts.
The other side? If there is anything at all that leads one to choose life, take it, grasp it, clutch it.
Life is quicksilver otherwise.