It seems death is so similar to birth. There are usually (not always) physical signs alerting everyone the processes are happening. In birth, the mother’s tummy is large, her water breaks, cervix dilates, contractions begin and the urge to push becomes a force much like that of vomit. Everyone knows, ‘it’s time.’ When the human body is in the dying process the body retains fluid as organs shut down, the person withdraws, breathing changes, sometimes they see people who have passed and the skin takes on a different look known as mottling.
These indicators help clarify that certain things in life we can control and stop, while others are forces of nature and take on the similarities of an approaching storm. We must simply brace and endure the storm because attempting to stop it or rationalize with it will do no good. I wouldn't even say the storm would 'ignore or laugh at us' because we would be too irrelevant in comparison to its power and its mission.
Though I appreciate preparation and a heads up, seeing the above signs didn’t seem to help.