Hans Christian Andersen even wrote a very sentimental story about a redhead in (1837) :) made me cry yeap yeap
The fairies of the air whispered to her: "Look! The earth flowers are
waiting for our tears to turn into the morning dew! Come along with us ..."
Higher than the question of our duration is the question of our deserving. Immortality will come to such as are fit for it, and she would be a great soul in future must be a great soul now.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. The Conduct of Life, "Worship" (1860).