There can be life without death but not death without life, just as you can get east by going west but not north by going south. Today’s Office of Prime is short and different from the norm. So many prayers omitted, including the Martyrology—a daily listing of saints and martyrs who died on the following day. Perhaps because the death remembered tomorrow is the death of Life itself and, because of it, the death of death itself. For if there is no life, there can be no death.