Funerals are pretty compared to deaths. Funerals are quiet, but deaths--not always. Sometimes their breathing is hoarse, and sometimes it rattles, and sometimes they even cry out to you, "Don't let me go!"
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Source Notes: A Streetcar Named Desire (scene 1) (1947). Blanche reproaches her sister Stella for being present only for the "pretty flowers" of funerals and not for the harsh reality of death.
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