- A mass said for the repose of the living.
- Gratitude in the presence of the death of some one else.
- The irony of fatality.
- The instinctive and perpetual atavism of the Will-to-Live. (Thanksgiving-Day in the United States is a national holiday on which all the people who during the past year have survived earthquake, fire, housemaid's knee and death, overeat and thus thank God for His favoritism.)