PLEASE read the Oliver Sacks’ piece in today’s New York Times. One of the best pieces ever from one of the smartest and most interesting men in the country. (Hilary adds that he is not just smart… he is deeply empathetic which is rarer.)
He just got a death sentence (at 81) and is contemplating how to spend his remaining months. Brilliant. After age 70 or 80 a lot of us spend a lot of time wondering how to spend our remaining years or whatever, and how to keep death from swamping all thought and purpose (albeit, not on such a short compass). He is looking at it on a very short compass indeed, and he is SO smart about it.
Take a look, Chris