It's ironic that they call it "She passed away" when someone has died. It's not until the next week, the next month... that they really pass away, fall into the past. It's coming up to a month since Julie died. Today I heard that my cousin Jonathon died in December too, a week after Julie. Jonathon died on my birthday. I've got a new calendar up, it started with January. December is gone. Julie and Jonathon are on the old calendar, the one I took down. At the end of your life you gradually become the past. What are other terms people use to say someone has passed on? Do you find irony or some kind of dark humour in any of those, or something else you have heard?