Talking Death

An important article to consider, to read, to reflect upon. We are all going to encounter this. We are all going to have to walk through death, as an observer and as a participant.

What do people who are dying talk about, really?

Mostly, they talk about their families: about their mothers and fathers, their sons and daughters.

They talk about the love they felt, and the love they gave. Often they talk about love they did not receive, or the love they did not know how to offer, the love they withheld, or maybe never felt for the ones they should have loved unconditionally.

My father is a chaplain in hospice. This is what he does and he lives for it – it is some of his greatest work.