Widow" is a harsh and hurtful word. It
comes from the Sanskrit and it means
"empty." I have been empty too long.
There is only one way to console
a widow. But remember the risk.
?Robert Anson Heinlein
All work and no play makes Jack
a dull boy -- a Jill a rich widow.
Just try explaining the value of statistical
summaries to the widow of the man who
drowned crossing a stream
with an average depth of four feet.
Work thou not on energized equipment, for if
thou dost, thy fellow workers will surely buy beers
for thy widow and console her in other ways.
?The Seventh Commandment for Technicians
It is better to be the widow of a
hero than he wife of a coward.