The gentler symptoms of dying
Thanks to the interdependence of our organs, dyeing is rarely as painful as it looks. Morbid as it is, this masterpiece on how life passes into death published in the New York Times is a must-read to understand the drama of the ultimate, inescapable reality of life. “The human body’s most compassionate gift is the interdependence of its parts. As organs in the torso fail, the brain likewise shuts down,” says the author in a heart-rending ditty to the art of dying.