Dr. Sanders had been dying a long time. Bald and infected, quiet and cachectic, he was getting his life in order. We were friends. He was dying with a calm strength, as if his dying were part of his life. I was beginning to love him. I began to avoid going into his room. “I … Continue reading Tom Petty was wrong, it’s not the waiting, it’s the “being with” that’s the hardest part.
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