I look out my kitchen window, facing east, and focus on the ribboned colors of the sunrise. I embrace the light - looking forward to Spring. Thoughts of another season drawing to a close prompts a chain reaction in my head. I'm sad that more time continues to pass regardless of my attempts to slow this process. We have defied Mother Nature in so many ways - why not in death? Sweat forms on my brow as I focus on letting go...on bowing down to accept this inevitable fate that stands firmly in front of us all. Why can't I do this? What's holding me back?