So that we can have starting places for our shared conversations, we have selected a few “homework” assignments for all of us to read, watch, and listen to before we gather at the table. They are very short but …are quite engaging, informative, and inspiring.
READ: To One Who Will Shortly Die
Walt Whitman’s poem eloquently invites us to face our impermanence without dread.
WATCH: You only die once. Engage with Grace.
Eliza Founder, Alexandra Drane delivers a passionate talk about the need to discuss end of life decisions, and how we can approach this topic with grace and dignity. At the heart of this short video is a powerful story of losing a family member to cancer.
LISTEN: What Doesn’t Kill You
Tig was diagnosed with cancer. A week later she went on stage in Los Angeles and did a now-legendary set about her string of misfortunes. Please listen from 3:04 – 15:35.