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Observation About Death

When my father was dying in March, I’d look at him eating a meal, or at whatever little else he was able to do, and see how clearly apart he was from people who’d be alive longer than a few days. The more people in the room, the more alone he appeared. Now when I sit down for a meal by myself, I have sometimes have this terrible momentary awareness of the fragility of the individual.

May 18, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

1 Comment »

  1. Our vulnerability to the forces of society and nature are frightfully weak when we take time to contemplate it. I share that sense you have of fragility. Sheer will is all we have to work through these forces which for the better part of our lives works pretty amazingly.

    Comment by lbwoodgate | May 18, 2011


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