About Death? My mother always told me that it would be an experience not to be missed and as natural as being born. I see the wisdom in that.
As a parent and spouse, there is a greater fear to be the survivor.
Being a survivor has always been my fear, too. Being alive and in anguish over loss, or in extreme pain take a kind of courage I don't understand, or want to experience.
On the other hand, Dyslexia's fear of being alive but disroriented and finally helpless, with Alzheimer's or some other debilitating condition, would be something I'd want to avoid. Phoenix says she made arrangements, and that's what I'd want, too. But how do your loved ones decide when it's time for you to go, if you're too incompetent to decide for yourself? I'd rather be dead than put into a nursing home to rot, that's for sure.