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My Dearest Companion

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by Viswamitra, Jun 14, 2024.

  1. Viswamitra

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    Thank you for sharing that wonderful quote from Suzanne Clothier. Recommended by the Hospice, I am reading a book titled, "Broken Open" by Elizabeth Lesser to explain how difficult times can help us grow. In this book the author quoted French Reiassance philosopher Michel de Montaigne, "To begin depriving death of its greatest advantage over us, let us deprive death of its strangeness, let us frequent it, let us get used to it; let us have nothing more often in mind than death.... We do not know where death awaits us; so let us wait for it everywhere. To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave". In other words, learning about dealth is the best way to free ourselves from the shackles of death and live freely the time we have in this world. The quality of life we lead should defy the fear of death.

    Now, there isn't day pass by without thinking about him but over a period of time, when life takes us some place else, we may move away from his memories and therefore, we have memorialzed his life through plenty of photographs and through recalling the excellent times we spent with him. As you said rightly, looking at the constellation would help us recall his memories. We have immersed his ashes in the Gulf of Mexico so that we will remember him everytime we go to the beach. We have also immersed his ashes in the pond near the Hindu Temple so that we will remember him everytime we go the temple. We do have an Urn at home with his remains to recall him as many times as possible.

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