I have always thought that I would like to go out slowly, gradually, by eating less and less and less. That seems the ideal death to me, when I'm tired and old and have had enough. However, regularly I come across articles which say or assume that death by fasting is painful. Is this true? Or does it depend on your state of mind? The Jains have 'sallekhana'. Check it out on the internet if you like. I am always surprised that this method is never mentioned or considered by those who would like euthanasia to be legal. Love, Annemieke Wigmore, http://thoughtforfood-aw.blogspot.com.