Life itself means to separate and to be reunited,
to change form and condition,
to die and to be reborn.
It is to act and to cease, to wait and to rest,
and then to begin acting again,
but in a different way.
And there are always new thresholds to cross:
the threshold of summer and winter,
of season or a year, of a month of a night;
the thresholds of birth,
adolescence, maturity and old age;
the threshold of death and that of the afterlife.
Words: Arnold van Gennep