Everyone of us may be dead soon. Recently I’ve been telling it myself each day. It changes how one thinks (so I’ll continue).

Following are two messages from two high-profile figures who knew they had cancer and might die. One died just 13 days after he had published his message, the other 6 years.

Message #1

I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me.