Is it okay to treat the subject of planning one's own end-of-life affairs in a lighthearted manner? We are accustomed to shying away from anything that pertains to death. We don’t want to think about the demon that follows us through life, threatening to uproot us from our existence. Normally, we don’t laugh at a reality so abhorrent and contrary to our sense of well-being. We can’t fathom it in the imaginary context of an amiable companion.