The Latin in the 1962 Missal is like fascinating quicksand. It is impossible to die in quicksand because it is denser than the human body. People and animals can get stuck in it, but they don’t get sucked down to the bottom—they float on the surface. Our legs are dense, so they can sink, but the lungs keep us buoyant.
As one's Latin improves, the quicksand gets less murky.