October 5, 2016
It seems urgent to me that my mother has an explicit plan for her life’s concluding chapter. She’s 89 and says, “this body just needs to die. I miss Jim, and just feel ready to be finished.”
She doesn’t want to talk about how to do that, or what quality of life she wants, or the many variations of those conversations that seem important to ME.
So, it occurs to me that maybe these are questions for ME to explore for myself!
What’s important to me about rounding out my life- physically, emotionally, spiritually. What is this even called? Who is discussing what it looks like to live fully, in good health and spirit and then leave one’s body in completion? I don’t mean suicide, I mean at one’s time of completion!