"The greatest tragedy to me is being with a dying nonagenarian who does not have a clue why he or she inhabited this planet. A poet once wrote that one's life is not about the year of birth or the year of death engraved upon the tombstone; it's about the dash between those two dates. There are two-year-old children whose dash continues to influence the world. There are others whose dash never really began, their ninety years like the life of a mayfly." (Rabbi G)