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A Book To Spark Conversation and Thought about the Dying Process

Posted May 14 2009 4:31pm

We will all die. If there is any one truth, that is it. Our culture has, in my opinion, done its best to ignore this fact and pretend we can avoid, through medical intervention and even through our obsession with youth, this basic fact of life. We will all die. In the end, this inability of our culture to accept death as part of the life cycle has skewed our ability to imagine that, though the physical death of a loved one is painful to those left behind, the experience of attending to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of a dying loved one, and then witnessing the essence of the person leave the body through death, can be a beautiful, life-altering moment.

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