The Other End of Sunset

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Love's lessons learned

Just a song before I go
To whom it may concern.
-- Crosby, Stills, and Nash

I don't have much time to write this evening -- I am 3 chapters behind, and my faithful but... well, faithful .... coauthor is being, umm... faithful. So I need to get some writing done.

I'm in a hotel, in cloudy London, on another 36 hour trip. Arriving back at my room, I chanced upon an article in this morning's Daily Telegraph.

Many wise and caring people have different views on assisted suicide. I may be neither wise nor caring, but I do have a strong view on this topic.

I was blessed: Jeanne died still with her mind and soul intact. Her greatest fear was that she'd die "badly".

Well, actually, her greatest fear was that I'd be traveling when she died. But I was there...

And she didn't die badly. She was strong, brave, and amazing until the end.

And, well, I guess she still is, but, again, you may feel differently.

However, we did talk about plans for if she wanted her Final Exit to be on her terms. In the US, like many countries, that choice is unavailable, illegal, or logistically challenging.

Read the article, tell me what you think. Or, better still, tell someone you love.

Happy holidays.

She finally looked at me in love
and then she was gone.
--Crosby, Stills, and Nash