Sunday, May 17, 2009

Northfork

I watched the movie Northfork again today.

"And in that journey of dying, you see many things. But all of the issues I had are past, because I was to be a witness, a helper. And that is the thing I think is important about death, is the ability for us to be witnesses, not only for a person coming in, but of going out. And that is what we have here–we’ve lost our time, it’s gone. But maybe there is a birth someplace else. Maybe there is a blessing from that experience. I’m no longer afraid of death; but it’s a lesson that has taken me sixty years to learn." (Father Harlan, Northfork)
http://theresawilliams-author.blogspot.com/2006/04/northfork.html

1 comment:

ggw07 said...

"I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them - you don't even have to talk. You don't have to do anything but really be there with them."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Kubler Ross books on death and dying are excellent. I found "Life Lessons: Two Experts on Death and Dying Teach Us About the Mysteries of Life and Living" to be extremely helpful, not a quick read, but one to take your time with and meditate on slowly.
Gretchen

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