If You Can Tell A Story

Is it really possible to blog about death in a way that is consistently uplifting and enlivening every single day of the year?

It’s certainly a challenge.

And is it possible to tell edifying stories about the difficult, messy, and painful realities of life with grit and sincerity?

Not only is it possible. It’s vitally necessary.

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“A story’s end changes the meaning of every page.”

Tonight I am remembering this 3-minute video in which Lizz Lovett reflects on facing terminal cancer:

It is a striking thought–that how a person lives out their final days is reflective of what has ultimately been the tenor of that person’s entire life.

What does how you hope to die reveal to others and to you about what you are believing about life all along?

The Night George Orwell Died 71 Years Ago

George Orwell died on January 21, 1950. To commemorate the seventieth anniversary, the Orwell Foundation created a 7-minute short film about the people, events, and items surrounding his final months.

Biographer D.J. Taylor says of Orwell’s death that it is “not wholly a tragic story.” Consider the reasons why it is not only “not wholly tragic” but even, quite simply, a story.

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