Monday, March 16, 2015

"Before I Go": A Stanford Neurologist's Parting Wisdom About Life and Time

This is beautiful and so sad.

It's heartbreaking and life-affirming. 

It made me cry.

"Most ambitions are either achieved or abandoned; either way, they belong to the past."

"The future, instead of the ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present. Money, status, all the vanities the preacher of Ecclesiastes described, hold so little interest: a chasing after wind, indeed. Yet one thing cannot be robbed of her futurity: my daughter, Cady. I hope I’ll live long enough that she has some memory of me."

Do read the whole thing.