My moms sister passed away yesterday morning. She had been at hopice and then taken home for her final hours earthside. One of the hopice nurses explained death as another form of birth.
No one can tell you what it is like, you just have to do it. The body knows what to do, you just have to trust it. Those there to help are there to help you overcome fear and pain.
This could be used to describe birth and death.
They usally both take some time, some pain, some fear and a final outcome. They both happened to every single person. They both have an element of the unknown.
I miss her terribly already and am in a stage of grief that makes it seem so unfair. Its not fair.