A TEMPLATE FOR FACING DEATH

This thought provoking post appeals to me greatly, thanks Nina!

The Getting Old Blog

[Oliver Sacks is a noted British neurologist, Professor of Neurology at the New York University School of Medicine, and author of many books, including “Awakenings”  and “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.”  Today he published a piece in the Opinion Pages of The New York Times about learning he has terminal cancer.  I hope when the time comes I can confront my end with such spirited courage. 

The piece is now available to anyone who reads the Times, either on paper or online. But for the many of you who don’t, I’m typing it out here, in part because that will ensure I myself read it again more carefully — but also, and principally, because there are so few helpful road maps for negotiating our way towards what lies ahead for all of us that this piece, heartrending though it is, deserves to be read widely.]

MY OWN LIFE

Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer

by OLIVER SACKS  Feb. 19…

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4 thoughts on “A TEMPLATE FOR FACING DEATH

  1. hilarycustancegreen

    A great example to us all. It is only a couple of years since I read his book talking about his problem with his eye. He sounds so much more accepting now than he did then. I feel like him, that if anything happened to me now, I could go easily. I’ve had so much that was good in my life, I wish that were true for everyone.

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