a story about a man, who decides to die
At His Own Wake, Celebrating
Life and the Gift of Death
Tormented by an incurable disease, John Shields knew that dying openly and
without fear could be his legacy, if his doctor, friends and family helped him. Quotation NEW YORK TIMES:
VICTORIA, British Columbia — Two days before he was scheduled to die, John Shields roused in his hospice bed with an unusual idea. He wanted to organize an Irish wake for himself. It would be old-fashioned with music and booze, except for one notable detail — he would be present.
The party should take up a big section of Swiss Chalet, a family-style chain restaurant on the road out of town. Mr. Shields wanted his last supper to be one he so often enjoyed on Friday nights when he was a young Catholic priest — rotisserie chicken legs with gravy.
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