‘Grief Walker’ Stephen Jenkinson on facing death – The Spirit of Things – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

That’s not how it should be, says Jenkinson.  Instead, he advocates an attitude to life and death that emphasises the poetic rather than pragmatic, and encourages a degree of wonder and gratitude for the life we have been given.’You’ve been mid-wifed unto your later years by a strange and turbulent and at times achingly gorgeous proposition called “still alive”,’ he says.’Dying is a human-scaled mystery and one thing that surely can be said about mysteries is that the more you learn about them, the more mysterious they become. Learning about mystery deepens it. It doesn’t resolve it so you can go on to the next speed bump of mystery on the highway of your days.’

Source: ‘Grief Walker’ Stephen Jenkinson on facing death – The Spirit of Things – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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