I don’t plan to die anytime soon, but I heard a phrase recently I might use on my memorial plaque. It’s concise and captures an attitude I absolutely love in the face of the temporarily inevitable.

The Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) reenacts medieval tournaments in period garb with historically accurate weapons. In the course of fierce hand-to-hand combat, if a knight is struck a mortal blow he will drop his sword and fall to the ground. Rather than say he is dead, the knight simply says he is,

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