Unlike dying, which connotes a degree of violence and urgency, passing away is a situation where you slowly leave the world. It can be precipitated by lying on the floor beneath a cubicle desk. Passing away is a way to escape the madness that may occur around you.
-"What are you doing this weekend?"
-"Oh I'm passing away."
"This madness. I need to pass away."
-"Where are Jackie and Jen?"
-"They passed away at -100 o' clock."
The house of composure is a fictional establishment where nothing resembling madness can occur. Legend has it, the house of composure may have once been located at the corner of Tremont and Tremont in Boston, MA or at the corner of Columbus and Columbus just a few blocks away. Many young people aspire to one day attain one of the 100 bedrooms inside the house of composure but have yet to find it.
"House of composure, where is your posture?"
"This is the room of emotions, NOT the house of composure."