Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Do Not Push Gently Into That Good Night

An outstanding article by Rosie DiManno in the Toronto Star:
We project our revulsion — which is essentially rooted in fear of our own mortality — and convince ourselves that somebody else would be better off dead because look, just look, at how wretched their existence has become or will become. And that says a great deal about the value that we subtract from a life when it is no longer vigorous and productive; when it just lies there, maybe thinking, maybe dreaming, maybe remembering.

Go and read the rest.