NO U – TURNS
In our travels through this huge blogosphere recently, the mouse and I happened upon another blog, of course. However, this was no ordinary blog. We have read some others that write posts within the same category: Dying. We will be very honest here. We tend to read them very occasionally because they are often written by people who are dying. This is reading which is best done in moderation, at least for us. We are sensitive types who tend to ponder too deeply at times. This creates the problem of trying to remain ‘uplifted’ and ‘positive’ when we have known susceptibility to periodic bouts of real depression.
Now that you know one of our not-so-shiny qualities, you will understand how incredibly difficult we found it at times, to get through this particular writer’s personal story, without cracking out the Kleenex and having us a good cry between some of the posts…
Why are we bringing such a blog to your attention today? Because, it’s a story about not one, but 2 dying people. That’s the first thing that made it so compelling to read, all at once, in one sitting. A married couple dying, at the same time. And while this is not the story of the famous Rosenbergs, it seemed to us these people were indeed…executed. If you visit this blog, you will learn “how.”
On the opening post of this blog is a statement the wife writes:
“We think that dying should be an event of love, grace, and dignity. But, it surely isn’t that for most people.
When my husband and I found out that we had entered this reality of dying (and oddly at the same time with the same condition), we wanted to find a place to express ourselves. After a few false starts on blogging in the past, we arrived here to tell our story, and if we can help someone else in a similar situation, we’ll be pleased.
This is our little corner of the world that we decided to create for our own thoughts of death – which is coming more and more quickly. It’s also a corner of the world that we want you to share if you have something to add. …and, if you are dying, there’s little doubt that you have much to offer.”
NOTE: THE MOUSE AND I WISH UPON WISH THAT THERE WAS A CHRONOLOGICAL LOGIC TO BLOGGING!!!!
In order to read this blog PROPERLY, as in MOST blogs, one starts allllllllllllllllllllllllllll the way back into archives to find the start point and has to read their way forward.
Here is the link to the first blog post at Die With Dignity: http://diewithdignity.wordpress.com/2012/01/
If you think you want to visit this story, and we highly, HIGHLY recommend this, please BEGIN with JANUARY 2012.
There aren’t too many total posts. The blog begins January 2012 and runs to October 2012. It reads quickly because these folks are actively in the progressive act of dying and they don’t have much time, they are extremely ill, and in an inordinate amount of physical pain and suffering. But the words you read tell you they are of the attitude and spirit that somehow transcends all of that unpleasantness to allow you to never know just HOW much it hurts, all you see in those words is joy and gratitude for the blessings they have had in their life as they take time to reflect back on those things in their final days.
So, if you had a crystal ball, or Alladin’s Lamp, and you could know, would you want to know how your days were going to end? This is just a snack…some ‘to go’ food for thought to take with you.
Thanks again all for stopping in to visit today! See you again next time!
CJ and Morguie
©2013, C.S. Thompson.
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