The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

16300431.jpg– Reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying. –

–[Books] help us talk. but they also give us something we all can talk about when we don’t want to talk about ourselves. –

– The world is complicated. You don’t have to have one emotion at a time. –

– I realized then that for all of us, part of the process of Mom’s dying was mourning not just her death but also the death of our dreams of things to come. You don’t really lose the person who has been; you have all those memories. . . I was learning that when you’re with someone who is dying, you may need to celebrate the past, live the present, and mourn the future all at the same time. –

– Evil almost always starts with small cruelties. –

– Zinn points out that we all know it’s wrong to interrupt each other. And yet we constantly interrupt ourselves. WE do it when we check our emails incessantly – or won’t simply let a phone go to voicemail when we’re doing something we enjoy… –


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