Footprints in the Windsm # 1296–defering or being present to dying

Footprints in the Windsm # 1296

Today we have all these chronic diseases. So we die slowly, over weeks and months and years. We are perhaps too early in this phase to realize that dying is a human event we must work with and care about. So far all we have been doing is figuring out how to defer dying. But when it is here, we have not yet worked out a way to be present, to respond. We are just beginning to notice the suffering we are putting upon others and ourselves.

When someone is dying
There’s a land out beyond hope
Where help & despair & hope & love
& all the rest
Can meet
We can do one next right thing
Even if the right thing
Cannot be known

Please pass it on.

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