An Egyptian government official opened the grave of his dead parents and spent nearly an hour lying down and talking to them to contemplate death.
Abdullah Kamel, an adviser to the governor of the Eastern Nile Asyut Governorate, said he did so because he felt he wanted to be close to his parents.
"What I did was to take lessons and contemplate death...no matter what man does, he will eventually end up in a grave," he told local newspapers.
"I have not visited my dead parents for a long period of time...so I decided to go and lie down next to them as I wanted to be close to them...I then washed myself, headed for the cemetery, opened the grave and went inside.
"I spent nearly an hour lying down and talking to my parents as if they were alive," he was quoted as saying, according to the Saudi news network Alarabiya.