PREFACE

Was this what death really felt like?

I was told that seconds before your heart completely stops beating, your mind would play back all the human memories you held dearest to your heart. Every minute would feel like a second— an entire lifetime would be flashed faster than the speed of light, a blur of infinite light and colors. Your body would feel like it was floating in clouds, the soft vapor brushing against your skin, soothing all your worries and all the pain away. In short, it would be relatively un-excruciating.

But death was slowly proving that it was all but painless.