There’s a reason that condolences are often stiff and empty. “I am deeply sorry for your loss” may still be a decent thing to say, but it’s also hollowed from overuse. Changing the script would require that we understand that person’s loss. In “Predestination,” Shikaze shows us when that loss of life is your own, the script for condolences gets even thinner. Ronan’s neighbors and coworkers smile encouragingly. Lots of “Good for you!’s” and “How are you?’s” But he’s not dead yet; he is for the moment healthy. There are still things to do. Laughs to be had (if you’re the reader) and for Ronan, still copies to be made and a cat to feed named Mr. Butts.