Tag Archive for death

Of life, death and living

Steve Jobs

1991, 1997, and then again in 2011, I’ve experienced a sudden rush of overwhelming grief. This year, though, it’s been followed by the realization that death can come unannounced to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

I will miss you, Nani

Nani and me

My maternal grandmother passed away on Saturday. I don’t know if there is a heaven, but I hope she has gone to a happy, pain-free place. Love you, Nani.

If not now … when?

hourglass

There are millions of excuses to procrastinate. Only one good reason to do what you want NOW: the certainty of mortality; the uncertainty of life.

September 11, 2010: let the healing begin

sep 11

1815 IST, September 11, 2001. 6:30 to 7 p.m. was break time. I had been preparing for the Test of English as a Foreign Language and the Graduate Record Examination for three weeks now. The exams were later next month and the pressure to do well intense. If I failed to get a good score,…

Living with the dying

Doctors and nurses caricature

Before I met Patt, I had no idea what it was like for someone relatively young to be “ready” for death. Her indomitable spirit and joyful nature helped ease the suffering for her and her family, but a lot of credit goes to the nurses and the hospice care team who ensured her every need…

How will you be remembered?

Photo of loved one

Loving, caring, compassionate Wife, daughter and friend Enjoyed writing Cooking Playing with toddlers. Funny in her sarcastic way Witty, intelligent, feminist Traveled the world Wrote numerous Bestsellers. Taught others How to pause And smell the flowers Appreciate their loved ones And count their blessings. Always sought New knowledge Asking questions Relentlessly Of friends and strangers.…

‘Til death do us part

Till death do us part

You tie the knot And commit To a lifetime Of togetherness —- You promise to Be there Through sickness And health Good times And bad —- You discover Each other Every day Laugh and cry At little things And big —- You share Moments Of silence And heated Debates All the time Creating Memories —-…

The “religion” of humanity

religion

Note: Fair warning that this post might offend some people. You may find yourself outraged, but please know, I am not attacking your belief system, simply stating my own. I would appreciate if you’d extend the same courtesy to me when commenting. Watching Religulous last night just made me realize how we give a lot…

Earthquakes

Thousands die in Haiti earthquake

Yesterday, as news poured in about the devastation in Haiti (just west of the DR), a shiver went down my spine. When the first images came in, my initial thoughts were rather selfish: this could be us. It could have happened when we were in the DR — what would we have done? Born and…