De døendes kropper

Hva angrer de døende på? Og hva kan det lære oss om hvordan vi skal leve?

Too often, it’s only as a patient realizes that he or she will lose their body that they finally appreciate how truly wonderful it is.

«I am going to miss this body so much,» a different patient, many decades younger, told me.

She held her hands up in the dim light that seeped through the sunshade on the window. She stared at them as though she had never seen them before.

«I’d never admit it to my husband and kids, but more than anything else, it’s my own body I’ll miss most of all. This body that danced and ate and swam and had sex and made babies. It’s amazing to think about it. This body actually made my children. It carried me through this world.»

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