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Please Don't Let me Die, Until I'm Dead

I came up with this title about two weeks ago. At the time I was feeling weak and tired, a continuation of what has been happening with my kidney transplant from July 1987. 421 more words

Thinking Out Loud

Subterranean Lights

When people die, we light candles to remember them.

To bring a light to the darkness now that they are no longer able to. When someone dies, I wonder how many more lights go out, how many unknown worlds living under their skin are submerged in an eternal darkness, extinguished. 517 more words


Chopping vegetables

It’s June of 2008. I’m standing at my mother’s kitchen counter, chopping onions to put in hamburgers. My husband has just left me, and I don’t yet know what a blessing that is. 1,015 more words

Learning to Live by Knowing I'm Dying

About a month or so ago I was diagnosed with a terminal condition – the nerve that connects my brain to my heart is slowly losing its ability to conduct signals. 518 more words


The Confidence Artist

Cathy’s party was going well. Her great-grandmother had been brought over to the holiday village where they were all staying, and gazed placidly at the fare and hazards around her. 126 more words

Short Stories

Death is too Medicalized: Death Midwifery and Home Funerals

Death Midwifery and Home Funerals

By Cassandra Yonder

This piece is an excerpt from the upcoming book: Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life… 1,818 more words

Living into Dying

I have had the gift and privilege of sitting beside a friend who is in the process of dying.  Even saying the word is hard at times.  186 more words