Dying, With Nothing to Say – The New York Times

Most of the time these lingering questions are large and painful; they are too big for answers, there is no answer that will satisfy or salve. The promise of forgiveness, of explanation, of a few words that will repair or redeem or transform the past mostly eludes us. In a way, this is a secular last rite that we are imagining; confession and absolution, the admission of wrongs and forgiveness, church mingling with therapy to make a proper ending out of pointless loss.

Source: Dying, With Nothing to Say – The New York Times

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