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Anne Lamott On Grief, Grace & Gratitude

Anne Lamott On Grief, Grace & Gratitude

Dec 30, 2014-- In this sharp yet poignant piece, writer Anne Lamott reflects on mortality and what it means to be truly alive. She writes of her experience taking a walk with a friend who is dying, "First of all, friends like this may not even think of themselves as dying, although they clearly are, according to recent scans and gentle doctors' reports. But no, they see themselves as fully alive. They are living and doing as much as they can, as well as they can, for as long as they can." Anne goes on to share a conversation she had with a friend processing a fatal diagnosis. "I have what everyone wants, but no one would be willing to pay." said Anne's friend. What are they? "The two most important things. I got forced into loving myself. And I'm not afraid of dying anymore." Read on for more of Anne's eloquent thoughts on the charged complexity of our human experience." (28383 reads)

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