Hiding within our pleasures and lurking behind our possessions are their malignant enemies--change and death. Sickness trails behind the healthiest life and may one day catch up with it. Our joys are insecure, our loves and friendships ever open to separation and bereavement. We may try to ignore these facts by forgetting them but life itself will force us to remember them again. It is better to accept them frankly, even though we individually hope for the best.
-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 1: Situation > # 155