The art of the traveler is to live, knowing Death is near. Others do not do that; they might die a death, but they do not live with an awareness of it. And there is a difference between living with an awareness of Death and just dying. The one who lives with the overhanging shadow of Death has infact tamed Death. He who tames Death, rides on it, and travels between worlds. On the contrary, he who merely dies a death is a waste of the energy of life!
Indeed those with tender, generous souls never really die, for they have sacrificed Death as a tribute to life. Yes, they are the ones truly living.