How Do We Die? Long Term Living, Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care

Brandy Schillace writes about our troubled (dis)connection with Death for Long Term Living. “Edmund Vance Cooke’s poem “How Did You Die?” ends with the final line, “It’s not the fact that you’re dead that counts, but only how did you die?” Published in 1903, this always struck me as both strange and poignant. Strange because it’s a question we never ask, and poignant for the same reason. Death ought to be near us, even dear to us. But we are not familiar. We do not embrace death. We cannot even talk about it when it matters most…”

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March 1, 2016

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