Is this what death feels like? Knowing that something is about to end and there is nothing you can do to stop it? That feeling in the pit of your stomach that swells as time diminishes?
Death is not necessarily physical. There is death of an experience: of a friendship, of a voyage, of a time of highs and lows. It is in the end that we fully see what has taken place, and are able to look back and exam ourselves. We can see the actions we took and the emotions we felt; the times we laughed too hard and loved too little.
Now I think I know why people believe in reincarnation: because we always change. Something will end and the person you were before is not the before you have become. Your life is different and it will never be what it once was.
Inspired by a friend.