Quote by James Dye
Man lies down and does not rise until the heavens are no more. They will not awake nor arise from their sleep.
This quote alludes to the eternal and unchanging nature of death. It suggests that once a person lies down in death, they will not rise or awaken from their eternal slumber until the heavens cease to exist. This emphasizes the finality and irrevocable nature of death, highlighting the idea that once someone has passed away, their existence in the physical world ceases indefinitely.
What had survived - maybe all that had survived of Trism - was Liir's sense of him. A catalog of impressions that arose from time to time, unbidden and often upsetting. From the sandy smell of his sandy hair to the locked grip of his muscles as they had wrestled in sensuous aggression - unwelcome nostalgia. Trism lived in Liir's heart like a full suit of clothes in a wardrobe, dress habillards maybe, hollow and real at once. The involuntary memory of the best of Trism's glinting virtues sometimes kicked up unquietable spasms of longing.