Accepting all that, what can we do to relax into it, to go with the flow of life and death? Write something, make something, paint something, sing something…look to your own culture to find some way to bring meaning to the life you have lived so far and to the remainder of life you have to come. Or invent a new celebration for yourself. It can be shared but it has to have significance to you. When you hit on the perfect story to tell, or just the right art to create or the dance you need to perform, you will know it. It will open your heart and mind and it will give you peace.