Someone sent me Dylan Thomas' advice ,I think it was to his father, but it probably was in fact to his world at large, that we should fight the dying of the light; rage in fact! There was no serenity here. There was no acceptance and inevitability in the human race to the end that running becomes a stroll or ambling. We may be in a marathon but timing is never the essence. Margaret Somerville, professor in ethics at McGill in the faculties of Medicine and Law has a lot of observations about the attempts to control the dying of the light. I have ordered two of her books from Amazon to see what she has to say. There can never be enough to explore about in our voyage of discovery, but when we do it boils down to just me and you. I went to the hospital with my friend Dennis who spoke the Last Rites to our friend and it moved me greatly. They were just words. Not so; they weren't: they were permission. They were saying it's OK to set aside the rage.
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