Stealing Victory From the Dead
As always, his words are quite brilliant. I really have nothing to add.
I had a co-worker today who came to me in the verge of tears because she is losing a friend to dementia, and is having to accept charge of him, and his affairs, as his ability to care for himself slips away, and he slides from the vital life she shared with him, towards a death that promises to strip him of dignity, ability, and even sentience before the merciful embrace of Hel takes him to the mound, and his ancestors. While he yet owns his mind, at least for periods, he is taking pains to let those he loves know what he has provided for them with his passing. From failing hands, he offers a last gift to those he loves, before all power to aid those he cares about, or even recognize them, is stripped from him.
Out of love for the man, she strives to refuse…
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