When life is about over, it is good to be surrounded by some mementoes of the works representing the toils of a life-time. Pride is not a Glottiphyllum carnosum feature, although a tongue-leaf might have something to say, if it ever took a leaf from the book of humankind.
In different stages of decay, the dry old fruitheads are particularly long-stalked here. As can be expected from the passing time, some capsule parts will be missing, more significantly the seeds will have gone. That particular loss constitutes proof of past achievement.
Whether those feeble, reclining stem-tip leaves nearly on the ground can revive for another season's output remains to be seen, probably by nobody (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Smith, et al, 1998; iNaturalist).