I have just returned from being with a beloved family member in the final days and hours of life.
Making perhaps the hardest decision of my life – relative to life support and quality of life for another. As grandiose as I feel sometimes – that is beyond my desired range of power.
We talk endlessly about preserving life and barely whisper about the end of life and personal choices regarding pain and suffering.
Here are some brave stories that I hope foster both compassion and dialogue:
As I return home to my children and get into the pattern of life with groceries, laundry, bills, and the angst of information overload I wonder how it is so easy for life to continue. Feels surreal.
Anyway, curation is my drug of choice. It is my hope that these links cause “pause” and “reflection” to ensure that we are not only breathing but also fully “alive!”
Deep sigh and full belly breathe,
To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour
1) #perspective: Symmetry
4) #perspective: The Porcelain Unicorn
5) #perspective: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
8) #perspective: Synchronous World Statistics *caution bravery required . . . #snap!