Friday, April 29, 2016

Y is for...

My theme for this year's A- Z Blogfest is DEATH (who I hope is like DEATH in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series): "...tall, thin (skeletal, as a matter of fact), and ALWAYS SPEAKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Generally shows up when you're dead, or just when he thinks you ought to be." Today we have Y for...

Nada. Zip. Nothing. Not a single Y word in my dictionary that anything to do with death. Can you think of one? Are we there yet?

Excerpt from Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett


"It's not that I don't want... I mean, I've's just that life is a habit that's hard to break...”


  1. Too young, I like that.

    The only word that comes to my mind is, yikes. But I'm not sure how yikes would be used.


  2. In Hindu Religion , Yama (Sanskrit: यम), is the lord of death. He is mentioned in the Rigveda, as one who helped humankind find a place to dwell in and gave every individual the power to tread any path s/he wants to.[2] In Vedic tradition Yama was considered to have been the first mortal who died and espied the way to the celestial abodes, thus in virtue of precedence he became the ruler of the departed.[citation needed] He is described as Yama's name can be interpreted to mean "twin", and in some myths he is paired with a twin sister Yami.

    Yama is associated with different and inconsistent roles in Hinduism, sometimes as the lord of justice, sometimes with Dharma as in Brahma Purana, sometimes different from deity Dharma as in other Puranas.[3]

  3. I agree with Yikes!! That works for me.
    Or YOLA
    You only live once....

  4. YOLO?

    I found 'yahrzeit', which means (as best I know) a time of remembering the dead on the anniversary of their death.

    "Life is a habit that's hard to break." I like that line.

  5. I agree with the YOLO. Because, you know, why not?

  6. I'm with the others on this. YOLO all the way!!

  7. Hmmm, the only word that comes to mind for me is: yearn- as in, before I die I yearn to accomplish more

  8. why are we even talking about death? :)

  9. That is why I do my usual posts but shoehorn the letter of the day in via title. Because X. And there's always that one letter. Sorry, I've got nothing for you for Y.

  10. Life is a hard habit to break... hahahaha.


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