Here’s a Non Sequitur cartoon where you have to know your metaphors for death, such as “crossing the River Styx.”
In Greek mythology, the River Styx formed the boundary between Earthly existence and the Underworld, also known as Hades.
The tradition of placing a coin in the mouth or on the eyes of the deceased originated in ancient times. Some believed that placing a coin (or coins) would pay the toll for the ferry to cross the river, leading to the underworld entrance. Relatives provided the coins so the spirit of the deceased could cross the river.
It’s a little late to learn to live in the moment when you are already crossing over. Make the most of every day!