on death

20/08/2013

Happy new day everyday and all that…

On to the subject – I have been thinking about this interesting idea of death for a few years now – and this is to just give the readers of the blog, two links and so.

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I have not read anything more poignant than this column written by Emily Rapp in NYT, lately.

Please read Notes from a Dragon Mom – and ponder over how fortunate the rest of us are.

Parenting, I’ve come to understand, is about loving my child today. Now. In fact, for any parent, anywhere, that’s all there is.

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The second pointer is to that excellent and a very beautifully done up course on death offered for free by the Yale University. You would perhaps require a broadband connection to view the course and enjoy it.

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Both links are eminently & very strongly recommended.

Of course, it is true that from the day we are born, the clock starts ticking and that we are designed to move on, from day #1.

Yes, but it is also of course true that we are designed  to live our lives to the fullest too.

Yes, yes — I just managed to listen to one of  them finest violinists on earth – Yoana Strateva, yesterday live – still baskin’ in the reflected glory! Oh! What a magical  treat that was! Apparently, this Bulgarian lady visited Bangalore in 2008 – and somehow we seem to have missed her.

May be youtube would have many videos of canned performances of Ma’am Strateva?

JournalEntry# 24th October 2011.

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4 Responses to “on death”

  1. Sriram Says:

    Thanks for posting this, Ram. Absolutely poignant. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Prabhu Says:

    very moving article..

  3. ramasami Says:

    Thanks for sharing my sentiments, dear Sriram & Prabhu.

    Here’s an interview with Ms Rapp – post the death of her child, and the release of her book – http://healthland.time.com/2013/03/22/qa-author-emily-rapp-writes-about-how-to-love-a-dying-baby/

    She has this incredible candor and disquieting matter-of-factness.

    … Suddenly, living & leading a ‘normal’ life, one feels so very blessed and eternally grateful to life. There perhaps is no room for complaints at all… (but the daemon in my head is saying, don’t get overly senti)

  4. jag673 Says:

    பகிர்தலுக்கு நன்றி. shared it on my FB page


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