death

Friend, lie quiet now

Friend, lie quiet now

  Friend, you lie quiet, watching the dawn light color your heart, dreaming of healing for your hurt body lying there unanswerable to your will. You breathe deep and your…Read more
Leave taking

Leave taking

My delight in death exceeds the pleasure of a merchant who makes a vast fortune, or a victorious war god, or a sage in a total trance. Like a traveller…Read more
The hubris of separation

The hubris of separation

Possibly the only fear greater than death is love, real love. Finding out that you do love, that this is your nature, is the beginning of the end for everything…Read more
The last horizon

The last horizon

As we climbed up the mountain and came to where I thought the horizon would be, it had disappeared - another horizon was waiting further on. I was disappointed, but…Read more
Last moment

Last moment

When the signs of age begin to mark my body (and still more when they touch my mind); when the ill that is to diminish me or carry me off…Read more
Last act

Last act

You waited until you were alone. Death is a private thing. You knew your last act was to a different audience. As it entered you– oh how you must've danced!…Read more
A Commitment to Life

A Commitment to Life

What a luxury to have a year to live! With 250,000 people dying each day and knowing we are somewhere down that line, who has time to put life aside?…Read more
Fear of Death

Fear of Death

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is laid upon him in honour. Is the shepherd not joyful…Read more
Autumn

Autumn

I will nurse this autumn carefully, treat its brittleness gently, smooth its crumbling edges, its weeping afternoons. I will rise early and go to it, wrap it in a soft…Read more
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