"To be, or not to be, that is the question: whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them: to die, to sleep no more; and by a sleep, to say we end the heartache, and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to? 'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep, to sleep, perchance to dream; aye, there's the rub, for in that sleep of death, what dreams may come, when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause."

-William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Sc. 1

 Matthew Rolston.  Untitled  , #  Pa492-1345 , Palermo, Italy, from the series, “Vanitas” © MRPI

Matthew Rolston. Untitled, #Pa492-1345, Palermo, Italy, from the series, “Vanitas” © MRPI