Last week I read the sad news of Lux Interior's passing - I loved The Cramps and they were a significant influence in much of the music I've made here and there (actually not here!)
60 isn't so old. This news was in my head when I played the piece below. For me it charts a life starting with innocence, marching through adolescence and towards middle age (which hits around 4' 40"). After this there is a period of realisation which eventually blends into death.
I don't believe in heaven or hell but I like to think there is a spirit within us. The spirit departs the body in the last minute or so of the music.