Death is a quick cutpurse

He comes in a message: 300 characters on the screen or in a phone call which asks you to sit down. Why should I sit down?

Death steals the memories you haven’t created yet. The ones you were looking forward to remembering. Death let’s you know you need to call a loved one, listen to their story again, get it straight.

It leaves you breathless, and panting, and standing and sitting, and the rest of your life is a little bit less now.

Death is a quick cutpurse.

Originally published at on September 22, 2013.

Jacob Singh
CTO in residence at Sequoia Capital. Independent product and Engineering Coach Mediocre guitarist, singer, rock climber, point guard and baker Dedicated dad. American in New Delhi.
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