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Tag Archive for ‘grief’

There is a Light and it Never Goes Out

Forest Night Sky Spruce Trees Stars by Forest Wander. Via WikiCommons, CC BY-SA 3.0 US.

I am sitting at my dining room table, in my red-walled dining room, with a thick book of algebra and algorithms open before me. I am sixteen, and it is only the beginning of the school year, but already I am flipping to the back of the math book, staring at pages that look like they are written in Greek. (I imagine many of them were.) My jaw drops a […]

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The Gift of Life: What Dr. Oliver Sacks reminds us as he prepares to die


RIP Oliver Sacks (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015). I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure. -Oliver Sacks The below was written in February 2015. *** People have forgotten what life is all about. They’ve forgotten what it is to be alive. They need to be reminded. They need to be reminded of […]

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