“In my childhood,” recalled the philosopher Emil Cioran, “we boys played a game: we would watch the gravedigger at work. Sometimes he would hand us a skull, with which we would play soccer. For us that was a delight which no funereal thought came to darken. For many years now, I have lived in a milieu of priests having to their credit many thousands of extreme unctions; yet I have not known a single one who was intrigued by Death. Later on I was to understand that the only corpse from which we can gain some advantage is the one preparing itself within us.” On the other hand, pop singer Taylor Swift recently revealed a new bob hairstyle on Instagram which “falls just below her chin and was styled with a hint of curl in the front,” so who’s to say?