Your Dying Words to the World
What would they be? How would you face the known and near end of your life in a letter to the future?
If you are young, you are immortal or at least oblivious. If you have reached the age of putting away childish things–such as the denial of a last day on Earth–then you might find Oliver Sach’s contemplation of his impending death from metastatic liver cancer offers well-reasoned perspectives when the time comes for you to write your own letter to the future.
I have admired the man’s life for some years as a scientist, doctor and writer. Now I continue to admire his death, with great regret and appreciation.
Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer – NYTimes.com