Thursday, July 30, 2015
On Monday I submitted my review of copy edits for The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America, a book I've been researching and writing for what feels like forever but has been, by the calendar, seven years. That's a distinctly significant period of time. The seven year itch, the signs of revelation, the completion of a cycle which initiates renewal (a snake swallowing its tale), the number of the virtues, an oath. The chakras, the pillars of wisdom, the wonders of the world, the visible colors of the rainbow.
The Good Death will soon be something you and I can hold in our hands. So for now, that's the richness of seven years for me, a driving curiosity, pursued in the presence of countless amazing people and ideas, transformed into a physical object.