A Holiday Reflection: A Life Too Long

Sangha,

Something that is true for my family is that our elderly and ill members are more likely to die in the winter months – often around the holidays. This is something that is presently happening again for us; someone old and dear to me has had a heart attack and either will or will not survive the next several days.

In this case, she is chronically ill and has been fading from us for several years. This talk offered by Tricycle was particularly appropriate as it discusses one family’s experience with end of life care.

As we approach the ‘new year’ and aspire to new beginnings, I find it is a poignant opportunity to recall that we are all “of the nature to change and grow old”… as Loren Eiseley writes “we are all process, not reality”.

annamarie