Monday, January 30, 2012

Last Words

I don't often read about religion, but I did yesterday. In the Boston Globe in the My Faith section, it was called "What people talk about before they die" by Kerry Eagan, a hospice chaplain. I thought this quote of hers was interesting. "We don't live our lives in our heads, in theology and theories. We live our lives in our families we are born into, the families we create, the families we make through the people we choose as friends." She talks about what love is and how the dying have experienced it. She shares the words of those that have lived a life of imperfect love or with little at all. Some stories out of the blue stop me in my tracks. This one did yesterday.

13 comments:

  1. beautiful image and interesting article...

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  2. Thank you for including the article! It was a good piece to read so early in the morning...makes me think about my own family!

    Photo is calm and placid yet cold in appearance. Nice shot!

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  3. It stopped me in my tracks, too. Beautiful, Birdman.

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  4. Yes, I agree with the author -- families are the most important -- barbara

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  5. Wow, what a powerful message in that article. Thank you for adding the link to it. I was very moved by the words I read.

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  6. The best-lived life is one awash in a sea of love!

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  7. A most interesting article on a topic I guess I have not thought about very much. Thanks. And, your photo is a good lead-in to the topic.

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  8. Interesting article indeed. I agree with Lowell on this one.

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  9. Good picture for the theme. Don't have time to go to the link and read it right now but Eagan's words that you quote make me think of all the people I've represented with painful families or none at all, people who have never experienced the difference between longing and love and those who are simply alone.

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