This week in Death and Dying Class, we’re talking about suicide and earlier this morning my class watched a really graphic video about drunk driving deaths. I found this Frontline show about assisted suicide that made me really sad and uplifted at the same time–we’ll be watching it today in class. I highly recommend watching it unless you don’t like crying. But give yourself time to see the whole thing—it’s almost an hour long.
One thing about watching something sad is that it calls attention to things in your own life. It does make me sad and think about a friend of my father’s who is dying right now in hospice. It makes me think about my sister, and it also makes me dwell more on good things too.
Fall and winter are times for darkness and death, and man does it feel like that lately! Maybe I’m wrong, but all the death surrounding me right now makes the good things better too.
And to balance out the melancholy…