Stories of death
5. Eating Toothpaste to Stay Alive. Sharon Glass and Michael Marshall were arrested in March of 2012 for abusing Marshall's 13-year-old son. This case of abuse includes locking the boy up in closets and zip tie him to his bed, starving him for days. Glass could get more than 100 years in prison and Marhsall is facing 20 to 40 years in prison.Below is a beautiful Buddhist story that illustrates the inevitability of death, as well as the importance of accepting the fact that every person alive — our loved ones included — will draw their last breath one day. *** B uddha was staying in a village. A woman came to him, weeping and crying and screaming.