A person is told s/he has an incurable disease and will soon die. Abruptly, life changes! Some items become trivial, unworthy of a human's time; other things take on utmost importance. Family and friends, formerly ignored, are now precious jewels. Reputation moves to center stage. The edge of the universe jumps closer ... perspective shifts ... lights go out ... the fog thickens ... and every moment sparkles.

Should such an attitude apply to life before a doctor pronounces the death sentence?

Sunday, July 09, 2000 at 09:26:09 (EDT) = 2000-07-09


(correlates: DailyPresents, SecretOrigins, BarbarismTomorrow, ...)