"I have to process my grief, Orion. I'm sorry to lay this on you." It's what I'm here for, John-boy. Tell me," my old friend said. "Z was a teacher and a soul mate. She taught me about acceptance. She had suffered three horrible seizures. In her last few minutes when she was blind and unable to stand, she smiled when she felt Priscilla and me with her. She was at peace in our arms. When I am at life's end, I want that kind of acceptance and peace. She seemed to be saying, 'hey, I have no regrets. I'm glad you're here with me.'"