Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

"A Very Easy Death"

This weekend, I read Simone de Beauvoir's book A Very East Death.  It is about the death of her mother, which was considered easy by medical standards, but, perhaps, not easy by her mother or her family.  I think it is an important book to read as we all will probably face the challenge of how much to do to save the life of another, and ourselves.  It is a complex issue, as medical capabilities become more advanced, and Simone's mother died in 1963.

It is odd to consider death today, as I look out on the blue sky of summer and gentle, green hills, and yet, I think the passage is always with us, and the acknowledgement enriches the days.  

My plan today is to begin.   Today truly feels like the first day of my new life.  I feel summer starts the day after Memorial Day, and not on June 21st, so I am ready to begin the next stage of my life, which is only a continuation of what has been and what comes, but my intention is strong today, my desire. 

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