“John the Revelator”

I read a new book called “John the Revelator” on the airplane today and really liked this quote. It’s a son’s reflection on his mother’s coming death, and his reaction to the hospice folks who are taking care of her by keeping her safe, warm and comfortable (and cooped up inside):

“They were only doing what they thought was best, stretching out her days the way a miser would count his money. But those days were too precious not to spend. I didn’t want her whole life to become diminished by those last days of sickness. The way I saw it, her death couldn’t come soon enough, all the better to preserve her memories of everything that happened in her life, even the dreams of what never came to pass.”

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