Tag Archives: Dying

Trivial Pursuits: Life’s moments in an Emergency Room

In one of those moments in time, I found myself sitting in the waiting area in a hospital emergency room. The specifics are unimportant. While I sat there, watching the slowly moving second hand struggle to make one revolution, I … Continue reading

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The Cremation Button

We all gather the same list during our lifetime. A list of family and friends who pass on before us. We do this until we join the list gathered by those who survive us. Not planning to die is the … Continue reading

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The Inconvenience of Death

As a writer, I often cannot control the voices in my head. They run Helter-Skelter from one thought to another. When one strives to write, you often find yourself more a spectator or passenger. Rare to have any control at … Continue reading

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Appreciating the Magic of Memory

Most people misunderstand how memory works. We think of it as a recording of our daily lives. It is not. It is a compendium of images, sounds, smells, and tastes; voices, conversations, laughter, and feelings; moments of ecstasy and sorrow, … Continue reading

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The Border of Innocence

The other day, we were moving some things around in our condo. One of the tasks involved emptying a chest full of photo albums, relocating the chest, and then placing the albums back inside. There wasn’t any time for reminiscing, … Continue reading

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Focusing on Death: Missing an Opportunity

It is the most common of human experiences, dealing with the death of a family member, friend, or others who affected your life. I think we make a mistake when we focus on the tragedy of death. Death is one … Continue reading

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I was Just Wondering

Did you ever wonder at what point you will realize you’re dead, or if there even is such a realization. Some people see their imminent demise. Some are looking in the opposite direction. Some try everything to avoid the inevitable. … Continue reading

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