As the saying goes, there are two certainties in life – death and taxes. What is always a shock though is the death of a young person, in this case someone in her mid-twenties. Although no more than a casual acquantaince, and colleague in many choirs until a couple of years back when I moved to Dublin, the death of anyone known to you is always a shock. Since reading of this person’s death (her funeral is today) in the news I have been in that position of being far detached from our mutual friends (most of whom knew her so much better than me). My thoughts go out to her family, her friends, and her boyfriend, who was injured in the accident that killed her.