And the Angel of Death asked, "What do you wish to carry forward to your next incarnation?"

The Young Man looked down at his broken body and replied, "I will be more careful."

The Old Man looked back on his sheltered life and replied, "I will seize life."

The Bon Vivant remembered his lost love and replied, "I will hold on to True Love."

The Spurned Suitor seethed and replied, "I will take what I want."

The Conqueror regarded his poisoned chalice and replied, "I will trust no one."

The Hermit saw his abandoned body and replied, "I will make friends where I go."

The Good Friend smiled and replied, "I would do nothing different."

And the Angel of Death smiled and welcomed him into the Afterlife.