Just before I went under the general anaesthetic, the hospital chaplain visited me and asked if I would like him to read from the bible. "Yes", I said, "I would love to hear The Book of Revelations, sometimes called The Apocalypse, the last book in the bible and the last book about the last things, in fact, the end of the world.
He smiled thinly and asked wouldn't I prefer to hear The Psalms before I went under. But I said, "The Apocalypse is so well written, I would prefer to go with it ringing in my ears". And against his better judgement, but with a good heart, the chaplain read the full horror of the end of world, before I went under the knife.